You’re preparing to join a regulated profession. We want to help you understand what that means.
We work to make sure that your education and training outcomes prepare you to deliver good, safe patient care across the UK.
Darllenwch hwn yn Gymraeg (Translate to Welsh)
Our role is to:
- approve which medical schools can award medical degrees, and we continue to assess these schools, and speak to their students, to make sure their programmes meet our standards
- set the standards of patient care and professional behaviours that you’ll need to meet when you become a doctor
- give guidance and advice to help you understand what’s expected of you.
The links below provide more information about what we do and what we offer you. You can also follow us on Instagram.
We provide guidance to help you manage ethical and professional challenges. Find what you need.
All medical students graduating from UK medical schools from 2024-25 onwards will take the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) as part of their degree. Watch our introductory videos.
We make sure that your medical education and training meet our standards. Learn more about the process.
In your final year of study, you'll apply to us for provisional registration. Have a look at what to expect here.
We offer advice and guidance across a wide range of topics. Here are some resources we think you’ll find particularly useful:
Know what to expect on when you’re on placement.
Advice about using social media, tackling sexual misconduct, raising a concern, and much more.
Join our Student voice group
Our student voice group gives members an opportunity to share their views and represent medical students in our work. We’ve approached the group about presenting at conferences, producing content and providing feedback on new projects.
Email us to find out more
We also run a competition each year for UK medical students