Student fitness to practise myths and questions

These are based on queries submitted to us during the public consultation for the student fitness to practise guidance, and ad hoc questions we have been asked by medical schools, students and other media since the release of the guidance.

You should also take a look at our other guidance support material:

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For students

Myth busters

These myth busters dispel some common misconceptions about student fitness to practise.

Using the guidance

You and the GMC

Your fitness to practice

For medical schools