Standards of UK medical education

Who sets the standards for medical education in the UK?

We set the standards and outcomes for medical education in the UK for undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Read about our standards and outcomes.

Are UK medical schools subject to quality assurance?

We run a quality assurance programme to make sure the standards and outcomes are being delivered.

This involves the analysis of all aspects of education provided by medical schools including:

  • curriculum content
  • structure and delivery
  • assessment
  • facilities and resources
  • and student support.

We have specialist teams who check the information we receive by visiting medical schools and training sites.

View further details on quality assurance activity.