FPM expands routes to Membership

Posted on: Wednesday 10 August 2022
Author: FPM

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our routes for people who wish to become a Member (MFPM) of FPM.

In order to become a Member (MFPM) of FPM you need to have been awarded at least one approved qualification. Previously the list of approved qualifications included FPM’s Diplomas, plus the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine awarded by Free University, Brussels and the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine awarded by University of Basel.

We wanted to add to this list so we set up the ‘Routes to Membership Working Group’, co-chaired by Dr Kristina Strutt and Dr Karen Cheng. This group was asked to agree a set of criteria against which qualifications could be reviewed, and, if they met the criteria, considered as acceptable for the award of MFPM.

After reviewing a range of qualifications, the working group recommended to the Board that seven qualifications be accepted for the award of Membership (MFPM). The Board approved the recommendation and we are delighted to announce that holders of the following qualifications can now apply to become a Member (MFPM) of FPM*.

New qualifications now accepted for Membership (MFPM):

  • CEMDC Cooperative European Medicines Development Course awarded by Semmelweis University, Hungary
  • Masters in Preclinical and Clinical Research and Development of Drugs awarded by University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine awarded by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Masters / Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine awarded by Hibernia College, Ireland
  • Diploma in Medicines Development awarded by Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Masters / Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine awarded by University of Surrey, UK
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine awarded by James Lind Institute, Switzerland

*You must also have a minimum of two years’ experience in a pharmaceutical medical role and be registered with the GMC or the relevant professional body in the country in which you are practising.

For more information about Membership or to apply, see https://www.fpm.org.uk/membership/join-fpm/.

FPM would like to thank the members who volunteered to join this working group and for giving their time to this important task. If you are interested in volunteering see our Get involved page and look out for opportunities posted on our website and in this newsletter.

Our logo

Latest updates from FPM

Pharmaceutical physicians, fragile health care systems and the humanitarian provision of medicines

Find out more

Celebrating Clinical Trials Day on 20 May

Find out more

FPM Staff

Changes in Policy and Communications at FPM

Find out more

FPM vote graphic

FPM launches election of FPM Vice-President 2024

Find out more