Education and training

Medical students

We regulate all stages of doctors' training and professional development in the UK. We promote high standards and ensure that medical education and training reflects the needs of patients, medical students and trainees, and the health service as a whole.

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Tomorrow's Doctors

A medical student

The knowledge and skills medical students should learn, and standards UK medical schools must attain, are set out in Tomorrow's Doctors.

Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise

Young medical student in hospital

Our guidance describes the professional behaviour expected of medical students and the actions medical schools need to take in cases of poor behaviour.

The Trainee Doctor


The Trainee Doctor sets out the standards of training doctors should receive from when they leave medical school to the end of specialty or GP training.