How to Become a Member

Membership of the Society is open to members of the medical profession and pharmacists. Others working in fields associated with medicine may also be considered.

You must be recommended for membership by a member of the Court of Assistants or two of the Society’s Freemen who know you well.

If admitted, you will first become a member of the Yeomanry. There are three ways to become a Yeoman:

Freedom by Redemption

Following recommendation, you may be admitted on payment of a fine.

Freedom by Patrimony

If you are the child of a Freeman and born after your parent’s admission to the Society, you are eligible for admission following recommendation at the age of 21.

Freedom by Servitude

You may be admitted following recommendation if you are over 21 and medically qualified or a registered pharmacist and have served an apprenticeship of at least four years to a member of the Society.

Livery

You may be considered for promotion to the Livery after four years as a Yeoman. having gained the Freedom of the City of London and having paid the Livery fine. Liverymen are expected to contribute financially to the Society’s charitable work.

Court of Assistants

The Court of Assistants comprises 24 members of whom at least 21 must be registered medical practitioners. Vacancies are filled by Liverymen who are selected on merit.

Please contact the Clerk for more information.