After you complete and submit your Professional Membership Scheme application for moderation, you will be awarded a score and the appropriate membership level (see Table 1) which will be displayed on your profile.

Table 1
Professional Membership Scheme Levels and Scoring
Tier Level Points
Foundation 1 0-736
  2 737-1472
(0-3680) 3 1473-2208
  4 2209-2944
  5 2945-3679
     
Affiliate 1 3680-4416
  2 4417-5152
(3681-7360) 3 5153-5888
  4 5889-6624
  5 6625-7360
     
Professional 1 7361-8096
  2 8097-8832
(7361-11040) 3 8833-9568
  4 9569-10304
  5 10305-11040
     
Associate 1 11041-11776
  2 11777-12512
(11041-14720) 3 12513-13248
  4 13249-13984
  5 13985-14720
     
Fellow 1 14721-15456
  2 15457-16192
(14721-18400) 3 16193-16928
  4 16929-17664
  5 17665-18400

Once you have been accepted into the Professional Membership Scheme there are many ways to raise your score so that you can work your way up the different tiers. As you gain new skills, attend meetings, take part in training (these are just a few examples) you can add to your points and enhance your progression through the membership levels.

To add new skills, training, activities, etc., go to your profile and click ‘edit’ on the section you would like to change. Once you have updated the relevant section(s), save the changes and then re-submit your profile for moderation. Once the panel review your re-submitted profile, you will be awarded your new score and, if appropriate, your new membership tier and/or level.

Table 2 shows you how many points you can earn for different training and activities.

Table 2
CALCULATING POINTS
Activity Points
Doctorate 2000
Masters 1400
Bachelors 1000
Diploma 700
   
Supervision: > 6 students/staff 400
Supervision: 1 – 5 students/staff 300
   
Professional courses & qualifications 200
Professional registration/membership 200
   
Conference: Oral presentation 200
Conference: Poster presentation 100
Conference: Attended 50
   
Publications: 1st author 200
Publications: Last author 200
Publications: Author 100
   
Attending Training:  
Short course - (0 - 2 wks) 50
Long course - (> 2 wks)
100
   
Delivering Training:  
Presentation 200
Planning or coordinating 150
   
Seminar/CMES/Journal Club: Presented 50
Seminar/CMES/Journal Club: Attended 10
   
Global Health Trials: Submit training material 100
Global Health Trials: Submit an article 100
Global Health Trials: Reviewer 50
Global Health Trials: Taking an e-learning course 25
Global Health Trials: Blog 15
Global Health Trials: Discussion 10
   
Other relevant professional activities TBD

If you are involved in a professional activity that is not listed but which you feel should earn you points, please tell us about it in the ‘Other Professional Activity’ section of your profile and then submit it for moderation. The panel will review your application and, if the activity is judged as being relevant to your professional development, will award you a new score and if applicable, a new membership tier and/or level.