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About these standards

The General Medical Council (GMC) sets the standards and requirements for the delivery of all stages of medical education and training.

Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training sets out ten standards that we expect organisations responsible for educating and training medical students and doctors in the UK to meet.

The standards and requirements are organised around five themes. Some requirements – what an organisation must do to show us they are meeting the standards – may apply to a specific stage of education and training.

Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training replaces the ‘standards for delivery of teaching, learning and assessment for undergraduate medical education’ in Tomorrow’s Doctors (2009), and the ‘standards for postgraduate training’ in The Trainee Doctor (2011).