Our Fellow membership is for members working at the highest level of their profession

Being an IBMS Fellow is a prestigious achievement and something to be proud of. You will be at the highest level of the profession and will be able to add our designatory letters FIBMS. This will broadcast to your colleagues and peers that you have achieved the highest professional standards and that you are a champion of best practice. 


Benefits of becoming an IBMS Fellow

Expand your knowledge with:
Professional recognition:
  • through the Science Council’s Chartered Scientist register
  • become a recognised leader in your field as an IBMS Advisory Panel Member and Examiner
  • recognition of your professional and academic achievements through the use of designatory letters FIBMS
Develop your skills with:
Support includes:
Connect with biomedical science professionals and shape IBMS policy:

Find out more about the benefits of joining the IBMS here


Who can join?

To become a Fellow of the IBMS you must hold:

Or you can apply via the IBMS experiential route to become a Fellow. 

To find out more about renewing or upgrading your membership visit our FAQ page.   


How to join

Download and complete an IBMS Membership Application form

Send to along with:

  • copies of relevant qualification certificates, and
  • payment (IBMS membership fees + £20 registration fee)

You can also send your application by post to: Membership, IBMS, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL.

For more information on joining the IBMS visit our FAQ page


Case study

I joined the IBMS back in 1981 as a trainee medical laboratory scientific officer and feel that it is now stronger and better than ever. The quality of publications and events has improved year on year. Take a look at what the IBMS can do for you and in turn how you can give back to the next generation of biomedical scientists.

I am proud to be a biomedical scientist and would definitely recommend joining.

Jill Beech
Fellow member