You can apply to the Faculty at any time by completing a Member, Fellow or Associate application form. Associate applications are assessed on an ongoing basis and you will be notified about your application within a month of submission.
If you would like to apply to become a Member or Fellow:
You can send a Member/Fellow application at anytime
Your application will be assessed during an assessment period, of which there are two per year
In the meantime, you will be able to join the Faculty as an Associate until the next assessment is completed. Please note, you do not need to submit a separate Associate and Member/Fellow application.
General Application Guidance
Please note, the information you provide in your application will be used to assess your suitability for membership of the FCI. As such, please include as much information as possible to reflect your professional experience and career to date. The assessment panel includes current FCI Members who will review your application, therefore please include as much detail as possible in order to help them in making a decision.
About the FCI
The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) is working to develop the profession of clinical informatics, building on the Core Competency Framework, and working as part of the Federation of Informatics Professionals (FedIP) to ensure an inclusive and comprehensive approach. Now is a great time to join the Faculty and help to shape the future of the profession. The Faculty offers a range of membership benefits and a list can be found here.
All Faculty members are required to pay an annual subscription fee, click here to view the list of fees.
We are very pleased to be able to offer a bursary to cover the first year’s membership fees for Healthcare Scientists, with thanks to the National School of Health Care Science. Please click here for further information.
Membership levels and eligibility requirements
Application for Fellowship, Membership and International Membership
To apply, please complete the appropriate application form:
Application for Associate membership, including Student Associates
To apply for an associate or student membership, please complete the application form below.
Appeal and Feedback
An appeal may be lodged where an applicant wishes to dispute the decision made by the assessment panel. Applicants will not suffer any disadvantage or recrimination as a result of making an appeal. An appeals submission must be made by the applicant, the Faculty will not enter into correspondence with any third party in relation to appeals.
Appeals must be made no later than 20 working days after the notification of the assessment panel’s decision. The Faculty retains discretion to extend this period and appellants should contact the Faculty at [email protected] to request an extension if necessary.
An appeal must be submitted using the Appeals form and emailed to [email protected]. There is no charge for making an appeal.
Feedback on application
If an applicant would like feedback on why they were not offered the category of membership that they aimed for, they should email [email protected] and assessment panel feedback will be provided. This is not the same as an appeal, however the applicant is welcome to appeal after they have received this information.
If an applicant does not achieve the membership category that they aimed for, they can complete a new application form and re-apply, and their application will be assessed in the next recruitment round.
In the meantime, the applicant is welcome to join the Faculty at the level of membership that they have been offered (e.g. Member rather than Fellow).
Before re-applying, the Faculty encourages applicants to thoroughly review their previous application, and request feedback, and to consult with someone who has experience of the process, such as an existing Fellow of the Faculty or a mentor. Please contact [email protected] for guidance.
If an applicant wishes to query the administration or conduct of the application process, rather than just the outcome of their application, they must make a complaint rather than an appeal. See the Faculty Complaints policy.