Welcomed and valued: Supporting disabled learners in medical education and training


Throughout this document, when we refer to:

  • Disabled learners or disabled doctors- we mean medical students and doctors in training with disabilities, including long-term health conditions.
  • Doctors in training- Doctors in training are those who:
    • are in foundation year two
    • are in a GMC approved training programme
    • have a fixed term specialty training appointment (FTSTA), or
    • have a locum appointment for training (LAT).
    The BMA also has a helpful document explaining doctors’ titles.
    • Support- we mean a range of support measures including reasonable adjustments.
    • Organisations- we mean organisations responsible for educating and training medical students and doctors in training in the UK.
    • Employers- we mean organisations employing doctors in training.