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Our role in education and training

We set the educational standards for all UK doctors through undergraduate and postgraduate education and training.

We promote high standards and make sure that medical education and training reflect the needs of patients, medical students and doctors in training, and the healthcare systems across the UK.

The table below describes our role at different stages. You can also download an accessible printout of the table: Our role in education and training (pdf).

Table explaining our role