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.

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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.

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Good medical practice sets out the principles of good practice which all doctors must be familiar with. It is the foundation on which the rest of our guidance is built.
Promoting excellence
This document sets out the standards for the delivery of medical education and training. These standards have patient safety, quality of care, and fairness at their heart.