The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine is managed by a Council. The Council consisted of elected and co-opted Fellows of the FPM. The Editors-in-Chief of the two FPM journals, the Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology, and their respective Publishing Managers are also invited to attend the Council.
The FPM came into being through the amalgamation of two organisations, the Fellowship of Medicine and the Postgraduate Medical Association. It was founded to meet the increased demand for training civilian medicine that followed the end of the Great War (1914-18).
The Fellowship has always been independent of Government and University. It originally had a pioneering role in co-ordinating and providing an impetus to the development of postgraduate medical education in London and throughout the United Kingdom.
The FPM remains active in supporting postgraduate medical education and research through its two journals and through holding and supporting conferences, workshops, debates and other activities.