Professional behaviour and fitness to practise: guidance for medical schools and their students

This high-level guidance is about managing processes for professionalism concerns and fitness to practise in medical schools and universities.

You should read it together with Achieving good medical practice: guidance for medical students, which outlines the standards of professional behaviour expected of medical students.

You may also find it helpful to read Supporting medical students with mental health conditions and Gateways to the professions, which give guidance on how schools can support students with mental health conditions and disabilities.

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Case studies

Read these fictional case studies to help you see how Achieving good medical practice and Professional behaviour and fitness to practise can apply in real life scenarios.

They explore common issues including social media use, personal health and dealing with persistent low level concerns.