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Achieving good medical practice: guidance for medical students

As a medical student, this guidance outlines the standards expected of you - both inside and outside medical school. Watch this video to hear more about professionalism and our guidance from experts at your medical school

It shows how the principles and values of Good medical practice apply to you as a student. Understanding how the guidance applies now and in your career will help you be a good student and, in the future, a good doctor.

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To read the guidance as it appears in the print version, you can use the navigation arrows at the bottom of each page. Begin reading.

For an overview of the guidance you can use the contents page.

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Case studies

Read these fictional case studies to help you see how Achieving good medical practice and Professional behaviour and fitness to practise can apply in real life scenarios.

They explore common issues including social media use, personal health and dealing with persistent low level concerns.