Other useful resources

We produce guidance on a wide variety of topics to help you through your studies and into your career as a doctor. We’ve already mentioned our core guidance for medical students, Achieving good medical practice, but we also create other learning resources to cover specific issues in more detail.

Some examples of our guidance and learning materials include:

The reflective practitioner

Reflective practice will help you to learn from your experiences. In collaboration with the Medical Schools Council, we've produced guidance to give you practical tips and examples of how to make reflective practice a regular part of your routine.

Welcomed and valued

A diverse population is better served by a diverse workforce. Welcomed and valued will help you to understand more about the support your medical school or postgraduate educator should offer. Health conditions and disabilities affect each person in a unique way, so we've designed this guidance for educators to make sure they give all students and doctors the tools and flexibility they need to succeed.

Doctors’ use of social media

The standards expected of doctors do not change because they are communicating through social media rather than face to face or through other traditional media, but new challenges can arise. This guidance covers topics like confidentiality, patients contacting you through your personal profile and conflicts of interest online.

Ethical hub

Our ethical hub addresses issues that doctors often ask us about or have told us they find challenging. These include, for example: practising during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, adult safeguarding, learning disabilities and mental capacity.

Professional behaviour and fitness to practise

Being a medical student means joining a trusted profession, which requires a high standard of behaviour at all times. Although this guidance is written for educators, you may find it useful to understand how your school manages professionalism and fitness to practise concerns. The page also links to various case studies and examples – you might find this page on myths and FAQs particularly interesting.