Specialty including GP training
The GMC is responsible for setting and assuring standards for specialty including GP training leading to award of a Certificate of Completion of Training.
The Trainee Doctor sets out our standards and requirements relating to foundation and specialty including GP training and standards for deaneries. We have also published Standards for curricula and assessment systems (revised April 2010).
We assure these standards through:
Approved specialties and sub-specialties
See the current list of approved curricula and assessment systems.
National professional examinations
Read about the GMC's position on examinations and the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).
Less than full-time training
Further to our statement of October 2011, the GMC has issued additional position statements on academic training in a less than full-time setting, and on workplace based assessments and annual review of competency progression.
For details see:
Research on international specialties and sub-specialties
Read about the GMC's research on Specialties, sub-specialties and progression through training: the international perspective (pdf). A questionnaire was sent out to European and international regulators and a brief literature review was undertaken to create a more detailed picture of the international pathways through training and specialty structures.
Review of MRCGP exam results
The GMC has commissioned an independent data review into the pass rates for different groups of medical graduates taking the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exams.
See the Terms of Reference for the MRCGP review (pdf) for details.