Provisional registration

Provisional registration process for 2020

We emailed all final year medical students in the UK between 7 – 9 April, inviting them to apply for provisional registration. European and international medical graduates who have a place on the UK Foundation Programme in 2020 should also apply for provisional registration. We’re processing applications as quickly as we can, usually within five working days.

Our guide to provisional registration has information about completing your application, practising in challenges circumstances and looking after your wellbeing.

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Joining the medical register

As soon as final year medical students graduate, and we’ve confirmed they’re fit to practise, we’ll add them to the medical register

This means many have been able to work as interim F1 (FiY1) doctors. The UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO) has been working with foundation schools to allocate new doctors to FiY1 posts. All FiY1 posts have now been allocated. 

Not all graduates will have been able to work as an FiY1. Some are volunteering in another capacity, others are waiting to start their F1 post in August. Whatever graduates decide, their future training and progression won’t be adversely affected.

For more information about the Foundation Programme and FiY1 posts, visit the UKFPO's website. Read about our approach to provisional registration in our joint statement with the four UK governments, the Medical Schools Council and postgraduate deans.