Education and training

Medical students

We regulate all stages of doctors' training and professional development in the UK. We promote high standards and ensure that medical education and training reflects the needs of patients, medical students and trainees, and the health service.

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Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training

Promoting excellence booklets

Our standards put patient safety, quality of care, and fairness at the heart of the learning environment for undergraduates and postgraduates.

Excellence by design: standards for postgraduate curricula

Excellence by design

Our standards set out requirements for curriculum development, supported by guidance on assessment and embedding generic professional capabilities.

Outcomes for graduates

A medical student

The knowledge and skills medical students should learn are set out in Outcomes for graduates.

Outcomes for provisionally registered doctors


This sets the outcomes that provisionally registered doctors must meet before being eligible to apply for full registration.