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 reviewing our guidance to continue improving disabled people’s access to medicine. You can now answer our consultation on the new version of this guidance – now called Welcomed and valued. The consultation closes on 20 September 2018. Give us your views to make sure the new version meets your needs.

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

Supplementary information

We’ve written some supplements to the Gateways to the professions guidance:



Who is this document for?
This guidance is aimed mainly at medical schools, but will also interest organisations involved in postgraduate medical training, and many individuals.
Why do you need this document?
The medical profession can gain real benefits from having disabled people in its ranks, enhancing the diversity and competency range of those who are enrolled.