Tomorrow's Doctors

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About Tomorrow's Doctors

The GMC sets the knowledge, skills and behaviours that medical students learn at UK medical schools: these are the outcomes that new UK graduates must be able to demonstrate. The GMC also sets standards for teaching, learning and assessment. These outcomes and standards are laid down in Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) (pdf). It is also available online

The 2009 edition applies from the academic year 2011/12.

New standards

We began reviewing our standards for medical education and training in 2013 and have drafted new standards that will cover both undergraduate and postgraduate education and training.

Our consultation on the draft education and training standards closed on 24 March 2015 and we will publish the new standards in July 2015.

Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) supplementary advice

The GMC has published supplementary advice for medical schools. The advice was produced in response to requests from medical schools.

The documents cover:

  • Assessment in undergraduate medical education
  • Clinical placements for medical students
  • Developing teachers and trainers in undergraduate medical education
  • Patient and public involvement in undergraduate medical education.


How prepared are medical graduates to begin practice? - this research was commissioned by the GMC and undertaken by Newcastle University, the University of Warwick and University of Glasgow led by Dr Jan Illing.

Related links

Here are some other links you might find useful:

Tomorrow’s Doctors online