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- The state of medical education and practice in the UK: 2012
- Tomorrow's Doctors
- Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise
- Gateways to the professions – advising medical schools: encouraging disabled students
- Quality Improvement Framework
- Standards and ethics guidance for doctors
Our second annual report on the state of medical education and practice in the UK sets out much of what we know about the medical profession and the challenges it faces, drawing on our own data and, where appropriate, data from other sources. This year our report is accompanied by an online data app, which allows you to conduct your own analysis on some of the data from the report.
We set the knowledge, skills and behaviours that medical students should learn at UK medical schools. We also set standards for teaching, learning and assessment. These requirements are set out in Tomorrow’s Doctors. The 2009 edition applies from the academic year 2011–12.
- Clinical placements for medical students
- Assessment in undergraduate medical education
- Patient and public involvement in undergraduate medical education
- Developing teachers and trainers in undergraduate medical education
We have produced joint guidance with the Medical Schools Council called Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise. This sets out the professional values expected of medical students and guides medical schools on fair and consistent fitness to practise procedures.
Web version (abridged): View Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise
Email pdf: Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise
Revised in 2010, this advisory guidance for medical schools provides practical suggestions to help schools ensure that disabled students do not face unnecessary barriers to successful medical careers.
This is a single overarching quality improvement framework that links together all of our quality assurance activities for specialty including GP training.
Email pdf: Quality Improvement Framework
Our core guidance is Good medical practice, which sets out the standards that are expected of every doctor on our register.
Web version: View Good medical practice
Email pdf: Good medical practice
We also publish guidance on issues such as reporting gunshot and knife wounds, raising and acting on concerns about patient safety, and obtaining consent to treatment from children. You can read all our standards and ethics guidance for doctors on the publications page for doctors.