Undergraduate standards and guidance
You can use this page to access the information you need about undergraduate policy.
The GMC is responsible for setting the standards and outcomes for undergraduate medical education. This involves keeping the standards and requirements under review, preparing additional guidance, and considering how our functions could develop, as well as keeping medical students and others informed about our role.
The knowledge, skills and behaviours that medical students should learn at UK medical schools and standards for teaching, learning and assessment.
Read Tomorrow’s Doctors
Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise
Professional values expected of medical students and guides medical schools on fair and consistent fitness to practise procedures.
Read Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise
Gateways to the Professions
Practical suggestions to help schools ensure that disabled students do not face unnecessary barriers to successful medical careers.
Read Gateways guidance
UK medical education delivered outside the UK
Outlines our expectations of medical schools that are considering establishing UK medical education outside the UK.
The guidance on UK medical education delivered outside the UK (pdf) has been updated to include our expectation that medical schools will meet the full economic costs associated with quality assurance of medical education delivered outside the UK.
GMC Core Outcomes
Some students wish to omit components of their medical degree on the grounds of religion, personal ethics, a disability or for another reason. This document refers to the core skills and circumstances under which students can omit certain parts of the curriculum.
Download the GMC Core Outcomes (46kb, pdf).
Student Selected Components in Graduate Entry Programmes
A memo to Deans of Medical Schools from the GMC, written in October 2006 describing the situation regarding Student Selected Components in Graduate Entry Programmes.
Download Student Selected Components in Graduate Entry Programmes (23kb, pdf).