Your pass in an acceptable overseas registration exam

What do I need to provide? 

As part of your application you'll need to: 

  • complete the application form we send you and return it by email to img@gmc-uk.org

  • send us evidence which demonstrates you’ve passed an acceptable overseas registration exam. You can request this from the overseas regulator or exam provider at the contact details below:

United States Medical Licensing Examination 

Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination

  • You can get access to your documents and download a copy by logging into your physiciansapply.ca account.

  • Select ‘Other service requests’, then ‘Request a file transfer’. 

  • Enter 'img@gmc-uk.org' and request the ‘Registration and Examination Summary’ to be sent to the GMC. If you passed your exam after autumn 2006 please request a ‘Statement of results’.

  • If you are unable to access your account, contact the MCC

Australian Medical Council Exam

  • You can get access to your documents and download a copy by logging into your candidate account

  • Download a copy of your AMC exam ‘clinical examination results’. If these aren’t available on your account please provide us with a copy of your AMC certificate.

  • If you are unable to access your account, please call +61 2 6270 7878 or complete the contact form

Remember

If your pass in the clinical skills component of an acceptable overseas registration exam is more than two years old, to be eligible for this application, you will need to have carried out medical practice for three out of the last five years, including at least six out of the most recent 12 months before you submit your application. If your pass is over two years old and you haven’t completed this pattern of medical practice you will not be eligible for this application.

For the purposes of an application for full registration, we define medical practice as work that can only be done by a medical doctor who holds a MBBS degree and that requires a person to hold registration or a licence to practice as a doctor in a country they’re working in.

Therefore, we do not class the following work as equivalent to medical practice for the purposes of an application for GMC full registration:

  • Duties undertaken as part of studying towards a MBBS degree, including whilst on medical school clinical rotations or clerkships

Work forms part of basic undergraduate medical education and registration/licensing is not required to undertake these roles

  • Duties undertaken as part of observerships, externships and clinical attachments

Work undertaken is often unregistered/unlicensed. Activities undertaken in these posts are limited and patient care remains the responsibility of the supervising consultant, not the individual on attachment

  • Duties carried out in clinical assistant roles (e.g. Physician Assistant, Medical Assistant or Medical Scribe

Clinical Assistant posts do not require the individual to hold an MD (or equivalent) in order to complete the post
 

Primary source verification 

We will independently verify your pass in an acceptable overseas registration exam using the evidence you submit with your application.