Gateways to the professions
Gateways to the professions provides practical suggestions to support disabled medical students and doctors through education and training. We updated the guidance in 2014 to reflect outcomes from our 2012-13 health and disability review, which looked at where there may be scope to promote greater clarity and consistency in the support available.
We are currently carrying out another review of our work on health and disability, to continue improving access of disabled people into medicine. The review includes updating our Gateways to the professions guidance. We will have a public consultation in 2018 and plan to publish the revised version accompanying resources later in 2018.
Please note: The guidance does not lay down new requirements, quality assurance standards or ‘policies’ from us or any of the other organisations involved.
Inside Gateways to the professions
- The importance of disabled people in medicine (open at page 26)
- GMC guidance and disabled people in medicine (open at page 28)
- The legal background (open at page 35)
- Preparing the ground (open at page 42)
- Disabled students as potential doctors (open at page 52)
- Applying for medical school (open at page 54)
- Confidentiality and disclosure (open at page 57)
- Tests interviews and selection (open at page 59)
- Providing disability equality (open at page 65)
- Preparing the physical environment (open at page 71)
- Student induction and support (open at page 74)
- Teaching and learning (open at page 77)
- Supporting student progress (open at page 81)
- Postgraduate training (open at page 86)
- Examples of reasonable adjustments (open at page 99)
We’ve written some supplements to the Gateways to the professions guidance: