Achieving good medical practice: guidance for medical students

As a medical student, you are studying to join a trusted profession that will bring you into contact with patients and members of the public. You must demonstrate a high standard of behaviour at all times, which justifies the trust placed in you as a future member of the profession.

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.

Understanding how it applies now and in your career will help you be a good student and, in the future, a good doctor.

Please note: This guidance only applies to medical students. Once a doctor is registered, we monitor their fitness to practise.

This guidance is also available to download

Download our guidance in English or Welsh, in PDF format.