After several years of experience, following the M.R.C.P. or M.R.C.S. award, physicians were selected (not upon their own initiation or application) by the College for further screening and evaluation of their background. They were then bestowed with the honor of becoming a Fellow (F.R.C.P.; F.R.C.S.), the highest ranks any physician could expect to achieve in their lifetime. The esteemed Royal College consists of an exclusive and honorable group of distinguished, eminent practitioners of medicine and surgery around the world.
In keeping with current advances in medical science and technology, the Royal College of the U.S.A. recognizes interventional radiologists, interventional pain management specialists, spinal endoscopists, gastroenterologists, laparoscopic general surgeons, neurologists, and gynecologists performing minimally invasive procedures as candidates for Membership and Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons. Percutaneous tissue sparing techniques provide needle biopsy, laser and radiofrequency ablation, tube insertion for drainage or feeding, embolization to stop bleeding, stent-grafting, and precise delivery of chemotherapeutic agents without the need for general anesthesia or open surgery or transfusion.
The physicians who achieve either the Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College are authorized to use the titles: M.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.S., etc... on their letter heads and or business cards. The moment physicians become members of fellows of this distinct, elite, and professional organization, it creates a dramatic change in esteem. This is the highest level of recognition and honor, a cumulative lifetime achievement award in the medical professions.
In addition to Membership and Fellowship levels, The American International University went further than other sister Royal Colleges to institute the tiles of Master Physician and Master Surgeon awards for physicians who already have achieved distinction and Fellowship status. These titles are presented to certain, rare physicians of the highest distinction and repute. Since 1984, the Royal College has conferred three Master Surgeon awards to: Dr. Hussein, the former physician of the Prime Minister of India, Dr. DeBakey, a top-notch, world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon, and most recently to Dr. Leonard Malis, a distinguished neurosurgeon and Nobel Medalist, inventor of prototype bipolar coagulation and microsurgery under binocular microscope and many other useful scientific instruments used in Neurosurgery today. Dr. Leonard Malis received the Ph.D. (honoris causa) in absentia at the recent graduation. Other distinguished famous medical-scientist scholars and physicians who were inducted as Fellows of the Royal College recently, include Professor Lloyd A. Dayes, the Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department at Loma Linda, the author of numerous scientific articles whose gift for teaching inspired hundreds of students and residents with a balance of didactic research and patient care. Professor Dayes has stressed overcoming obstacles, accepting hard work, turning dreams into reality, and maintaining faith in God.
Within the last several years, The Royal College has worked diligently to address a growing demand by physicians, from all over the world, who desired to garner academic credit for the many years of research performed within their respective medical and surgical disciplines. To this end, the Royal College, in affiliation with the American International University, is the first cyber-academic institution of its kind, offering M.S. and PhD (D.Sc. optional) in clinical research for licensed health care professionals. Through the increasingly popular concept of the virtual campus, licensed providers of the healing arts can now complete individually designed degree programs, at their own pace, and without the need to leave their busy practices.
The Royal College of the U.S.A. emphasizes quality of health care delivery, a commitment to continuing education, and the use of science and art of medicine and surgery to benefit others.
The membership level is granted upon examination of those who are Board Certified specialists or equivalent, while the fellowship and master levels are granted upon invitation and do not require a public examination. The Royal College requires written and oral examinations. Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 75% aggregate on both exams. We also require letters of recommendation and consider the total number of years of medical training, practice, research, and administration in the health care fields.
In cooperation with few associations which offer an acceptable competitive examination and screen their members for certification, the Royal College will accept or reciprocate such written examinations as equivalent to that of the Royal College. Therefore, if a candidate passes an approved written exam of an equally reputable association, the Royal College will accept the score as equivalent, and will waive the written tests for such candidates. If your association is interested in such and arrangement, we require a sample of their exam; and we will determine its acceptability. We reserve the right to accept, reject, or modify the exam to conform to the standard of the Royal College. The written exam may be waived but there is no waiver for either the oral test and the fee for the membership, fellowship, and master certificates.
If you want to know whether your association or a particular group is on our approved list for written examination waivers, please contact the Royal College, and we shall notify you as soon as possible.
You are welcomed to apply to our fine, distinguished medical institution which is rooted in classical tradition. We have medical journals which circulate to Members and Fellows, promote continuing education; and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and medical information between Royal College communities.