Previous outcomes and guidance
This supplementary guidance to Outcomes for graduates gives medical schools extra advice on how to put the requirements of Promoting excellence and Outcomes for graduates into practice.
These documents give you more advice about how to help prepare medical students for clinical practice and the foundation programme. We've included examples of what medical schools are already doing to give you some ideas.
What can medical students expect from their placements? What about their student assistantships in their final year, where they assist a junior doctor?
How should medical schools assess their students? How should they set standards and mark exams?
Involving patients and the public
Why should schools involve patients and others in educating their students? What benefits might this bring? How can schools make sure that when they do involve patients, they are doing so in the best way?
Developing teachers and trainers
What makes for a competent teacher? How are teachers and trainers selected, and how can schools make sure that they are prepared for their roles?
Supporting medical students with mental health conditions
This guidance gives advice to medical schools on all aspects of supporting medical students with mental health conditions.
It includes practical suggestions about a range of issues.
- What can medical schools do to help to reduce mental health problems in their students?
- How can medical schools work with occupational health services?
- How can medical schools deal with mental health conditions that relate to fitness to practise concerns?
- Myth busters: Students can be worried about what might happen if they tell anyone or ask for help about a mental health condition. We have included some 'myth busters' in the guidance to reassure students about this. We will use these myth busters to talk about mental health with students.
Welcomed and valued
Welcomed and valued provides advice for medical schools and postgraduate educators on how to support disabled learners, and those with long term health conditions.
The guidance refers to statutory requirements for medical schools and organisations involved in postgraduate training, and provides practical suggestions for organisations to consider.
It is also underpinned in our standards for doctors, medical students, and medical education and training. It does not lay down new requirements, quality assurance standards or policies from the GMC or any of the other organisations involved.
To develop the guidance we formed an external steering group of experts to oversee the drafting process. The guidance was also informed by external research we commissioned and nine roundtables hosted across the four countries of the UK with students, doctors, educators, and employers. We also created a wider reference community of over 250 individuals and organisations with an interest in this area.
This document replaces Gateways to the professions. It reaffirms its principles and aims to give more practical advice for the day-to-day aspects of medical education and training.