Guidance for medical students
Student professionalism and fitness to practise
Being a medical student means joining a trusted profession. A profession which requires a high standard of behaviour at all times. This content has been created to help you - the medical student - meet those standards, and help your medical school provide a consistent, supporting environment.
This guidance outlines the standards expected of you – both inside and outside medical school – and shows how the principles and values of Good medical practice apply to you as a student.
Guidance for medical schools
Professional behaviour and
fitness to practise
This document gives guidance to medical schools and educators on managing processes for professionalism concerns and fitness to practise. Medical students may also find this guidance useful, to understand how their institution deals with these issues
Resources and further information
The guidance on this page is designed to help medical students achieve the standards expected in Good medical practice, and help medical schools implement the corresponding requirements set out in Promoting excellence.