Primary source verification for international medical graduates

Doctors with non-UK medical qualifications will need to have certain qualifications independently verified before we grant registration.

This applies if you:

  • qualified at a medical school outside of the UK


  • do not already hold provisional registration. 

How will you verify my primary medical qualification?

Verification is carried out by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG, a member of Intealth) through their online system – known as the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service. ECFMG will verify the qualification is genuine by checking this directly with your awarding institution.

Read this guide
To understand what documents you will need to have verified before we grant registration.
Next steps
Once you're happy your qualification meets our criteria you should create your EPIC account.