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Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise

This guidance sets out the professional values we expect of medical students and advice to medical schools on how to deal with concerns about students’ fitness to practise.

The guidance covers the following areas:

  • The professional behaviour expected of medical students.
  • The scope of student fitness to practise.
  • The threshold of student fitness to practise.
  • Making decisions.
  • The key elements in student fitness to practise arrangements.

It is aimed at medical students and anyone involved in medical education.

We are currently working on a review of this guidance with the Medical Schools Council, and plan to produce revised guidance in 2016.

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