Finding the brightest and best, celebrating their achievements and harnessing their expertise for the benefit of wider society is central to our role as a National Academy.
Excellent medical science and medical scientists are the key to breakthroughs in preventing and treating ill health and they underpin the UK’s contribution to the international science endeavour. Recognising and promoting excellence in medical science therefore lies at the heart of all our work.
Over the last 20 years the Academy Fellowship has grown to 1200 of the brightest and best in medical science. Each year, we elect around 45 new Fellows, who are drawn from laboratory science, clinical academic medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, medical and nursing care, and other professions allied to medical science including ethics, social science and the law.
The diversity of talent amongst our Fellows ensures that the Academy is able to deal with complex health issues, which extend beyond the traditional boundaries of medicine. It is their knowledge, influence and resources that are the Academy’s most powerful assets.
FMedSci is internationally known as a mark of esteem and achievement in medical science, and is recognised by research funders, journals, and higher education institutions, as well as by policymakers, the media and the public.
“Coming together in the Fellowship gives us a more powerful voice; together we can stand up for medical science and help support the next generation of researchers.” Professor Susan Wray FMedSci, University of Liverpool