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Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

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Founded  1918
Type  Educational
Location  London, United Kingdom
Founder  Sir William Osler
Focus  General Medicine
Area served  United Kingdom
Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine is a British non-profit organisation that was founded after World War I and pioneered the development of postgraduate educational programmes in all branches of medicine. Its foundation in the autumn of 1919 was the results of a merger between the Fellowship of Medicine and the Postgraduate Medical Association and Sir William Osler became the first president of the new organisation. The fellowship is supported by national and international fellows with expertise in the practice of medicine, medical education, clinical research, and related disciplines. The office and meeting rooms of the fellowship are in Central London. It is governed by a council that meets quarterly.


Current activities

The fellowship aims to achieve its objectives through publications, organising educational meetings and supporting other relevant activities.

  • The fellowship has since 1925 published the international journal, the Postgraduate Medical Journal.
  • In 2012 the Fellowship launched a new international journal:Health Policy and Technology, published on the Fellowship's behalf by Elsevier.
  • The fellowship hosts a range of seminars and conferences.

  • In 2008, the fellowship supported the 2nd International Symposium on Progress on Personalising Medicines.
  • The fellowship also supported in 2011 the 3rd International Symposium on Progress on Personalising Medicines, in partnership with the British Pharmacological Society.
  • Since 2009, the fellowship has also arranged joint events with the Medical Society of London.
  • - January 2009: inaugural joint debate on NICE and personalising medicine, between FPM Fellow Munir Pirmohamed and Sir Michael Rawlins.
    - February 2012: a debate on the challenges to the future of electronic health records.
    - January 2014: updates on cardiovascular disease - sudden cardiac death and intravascular treatment for heart valve disease.
  • The first FPM summer public lecture was delivered on 6 June 2011 by FPM Fellow Allister Vale on 'Chemical terrorism: what the clinician needs to know'.
  • On 1 October 2015 the fellowship organised a conference to mark the 90th anniversary of the launch of the Postgraduate Medical Journal.
    The fellowship is a major supporter of the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

    Honorary fellows

  • Dannie Abse CBE
  • John Hopewell FRCS
  • David Ingram FBCS
  • D. Geraint James FRCP
  • Official journals

  • Postgraduate Medical Journal. Monthly: established 1925.
  • Health Policy and Technology. Quarterly: established January 2012.
  • References

    Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine Wikipedia

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