Professional Membership

Last Modified: 24 Dec 2013

Students, Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers

FSRG offers an integrated non-degree, research-driven training programme for student members that includes training in basic sciences, applied physiology, patient care, corporate management and leadership, and research methodologies. The model is based on the UK Foundation Programme and the German medical curriculum model. They also offer a dynamic general programme of research, including physiology, psychology, pastoral counselling, allied health, and therapeutics. The Group is open and eager for fresh ideas. Supervision of students is an essential part of FSRG's programme, as well. Students, educators, and researchers must become members to participate and are evaluated based on their application, curriculum vitae, and interview.

Member Benefits

All faculty, staff, and student members receive the following complementary services as compensation: technical support services related to or influencing their function within FSRG provided by Sabak Computer Services; emergency and consultation medical services, provided by FSRG's Physiologist-in-Chief; legal services for matters related to or influencing their function within FSRG, provided by Law Office of Stanton and Stanton; and pastoral care services, provided by FSRG's Vice-Chaplains and Chaplain-in-Chief.

Types of Membership
  • Student members shall be outstanding students in undergraduate, graduate, residencies, and fellowship programmes who demonstrate a commitment to research and intense interest in providing the highest level of clinical or pastoral care. Non-active students may be appointed on a highly selective individual basis.
  • Active members shall either hold a graduate or professional degree in a field of science or theology related to their work in the FSRG. They shall be actively engaged in furthering the mission of the FSRG.
  • Corresponding members shall either hold a graduate or professional degree in a field of science or theology related to their work in the FSRG. They shall contribute to furthering the mission of the FSRG.
  • Associate members play a supporting role and do not conduct research. They shall contribute to furthering the mission of the FSRG.

Membership Procedures and Requirements


Enquires regarding obtaining membership shall be remitted to the Secretary. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae (CV), and membership application (containing an ethical disclosure statement) shall be required of each prospective member for review and to be kept on file for each member, by the Secretary. All prospective members shall demonstrate a commitment to research and intense interest in providing the highest level of clinical care, pastoral care, or other related services in support of the FSRG’s mission. All members shall be expected to participate in the FSRG to the fullest extent to which they are able and perpetuate an atmosphere of professionalism, altruism, charity, and fellowship. The highest moral and ethical standards, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, shall be expected of all members. Anyone known to be speaking ill of anyone else or other like admonishable conduct shall immediately be chastised and temporarily demoted to ‘consultant’, until they show sufficient evidence of successful remediation, including apology. Candidates for membership are interviewed by the Secretary; the officers and chairmen must reach a general consensus for successful appointment.

For More Information

Use the associated forms found on the website, under Contact Us. The membership process is jointly administered by the Ethics and Legal Department and other departments.
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