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How should medical students use the new guidance?

We want this guidance to be a constant companion for medical students as they study to become the doctors of the future. The guidance is based on Good medical practice (2013), and links their learning now to their practise in the future.

Professional behaviour matters, even before students work with patients. Both the GMC and medical schools have a role in ensuring the students of today are the excellent doctors of tomorrow.

By linking the guidance to Good medical practice this will support students’ transition to practice by ensuring that a common set of guidelines on professional behaviour apply across the continuum of medical education and training.

The guidance came into effect on 1 September 2016, to tie in with the new academic year for medical students.