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Reviewing the Outcomes for graduates

We recently consulted on revisions to our Outcomes for graduates which set out what newly qualified doctors from UK medical schools must know and be able to do.

Medicine and medical education and training respond continually to changes in the health of the population, changes in healthcare systems and developments in the technologies used to diagnose, treat and manage illness.

We first published the Outcomes in 2009. We now need to review them to make sure they take account of changes in these areas, over recent years.

What happens next?

As a first step we asked medical educationalists, postgraduate training organisations, employers, doctors in training, medical students and lay people for feedback on the content and format of the current outcomes. Using this feedback we produced a revised draft of the outcomes which we consulted on. The consultation closed on 10 January 2018.

We are analysing the consultation responses and expect to publish a new version of the Outcomes in summer 2018.

If you have any questions about the review, please contact us at