3 - The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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3.
FELLOWSHIP ad eundem
ORDINANCES
2.2 (3)
Qualified persons may be admitted as Surgical Fellows ad eundem provided
that the Council is satisfied that their standard of training is equivalent to the
length and type of professional study required for the Fellowship examination
of The Royal College of Surgeons (subject to compliance with any conditions
prescribed by the Council).
9.1 (FEES)
Upon election or admission all Fellows (other than Honorary Fellows)
Members and Licentiates shall pay to The Royal College of Surgeons such
fees as the Council may, subject to the approval of the Fellows, Members and
Licentiates in General Meeting, from time to time direct (with power for the
Council in any case to remit the same in whole or in part).
9.3 (SUBSCRIPTIONS) (extract)
All Fellows (other than Honorary Fellows and elected Fellows admitted to
Fellowship after the first day of December 1957) and Members appointed
under Ordinance 3.2(b) shall pay annual subscriptions of such amounts (which
may be of differing amounts, or waived entirely, according to the class of
membership concerned) as the Council may from time to time determine....
STANDING RULE (SECTION C5) (1998)
(a)
Eligibility
Qualified persons designated in Ordinance 2.2 who desire admission
ad eundem to the Surgical Fellowship, shall be required to be
nominated by a Fellow of this College. Qualified persons so
nominated, and whose nomination has been approved by Council, shall
submit in writing to the Secretary of the Fellowship Election and Prize
Committee of this College, an application to be so admitted, and a
declaration signed by himself or herself in the following terms.
I, A. B. of C., do hereby declare that I have previously passed
the following Examination or Examinations in surgery.
[List of Examinations and dates]
Together with the foregoing declaration shall be sent the following
certificate signed by appropriate referees.
We/I, the undersigned, who are in the bona fide practice of
surgery, do hereby certify that A. B. of C. is, of moral character
and professional attainments, a fit professional and proper
person to be admitted to the Surgical Fellowship of The Royal
College of Surgeons of England, and, accordingly, be
recommended to the Council of the said College to be admitted
as a Surgical Fellow thereof.
For this purpose, appropriate referees are defined as follows.
For surgeons working in Great Britain or Ireland, this declaration
should be signed by two Fellows of this College holding consultant
posts.
For surgeons working overseas, this declaration should be signed by
the head of the appropriate national Surgical College or specialist
body, identified by the Fellowship Election and Prize Committee.
The College may issue invitations to apply for the Fellowship ad
eundem to surgeons who participate in the activities of the College.
Names shall be submitted to the Fellowship Election and Prize
Committee by the Division Chairman with whom the activities of the
surgeon are associated.
Applicants nominated in this way are not required to provide either of
the declarations above or supply appropriate referees. Once agreed by
the Fellowship Election and Prize Committee, their Fellowship is
confirmed by a single resolution at one meeting of Council.
(b)
Fees
Fellows admitted ad eundem shall not be required to pay an admission
fee.
(c)
Admission
No person elected ad eundem a Surgical Fellow of this College shall
exercise any right or privilege acquired by such election until their
Fellowship is resolved by Council.
FORMAT FOR SUBMISSIONS
A one page letter of support (to be sent to the Committee Secretary) defining
contributions.
Principal headings
 Distinction in surgery or in the sciences relating to surgery.
 Identifying a link with this College in whose sphere of influence the
nominee is likely to spend the rest of his or her working life.
 Present appointments.
(for which a brief curriculum vitae would be of assistance with reference to
the nominee’s three [and no more than ten] most important publications).
Nominations from Board Chairman, of ‘surgeons who participate in the
activities of the College’, should include a brief curriculum vitae and specific
mention of the role or contribution the individual has made to the work of the
College that is the basis of the nomination.
SELECTION PROCESS
COMMITTEE SECRETARY
BOARD CHAIRMAN
Sends notice to Council for
nominations
Issues invitations
MEMBER OF COUNCIL
OR FELLOW
NOMINEE
Submits nomination
Submits letter of application
and cv
FELLOWSHIP ELECTION
& PRIZE COMMITTEE
FELLOWSHIP ELECTION
& PRIZE COMMITTEE
Selects nominees
Confirms nominees
COUNCIL
Confirm invitions to apply
NOMINEE
Submits formal application
COUNCIL
Ballots
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