How do I complete my online application?
- What is provisional registration?
- Steps before applying for provisional registration
- When should I apply for provisional registration?
- How do I complete my online application?
You’ll need to apply through GMC Online
You don't need to complete your application in one go. You can save your progress and return to it later on.
Choose a registration start date
We'll ask you to give a preferred start date for your provisional registration.
Make sure you check this date with your employer before you apply. They may need you to have provisional registration for any induction periods, so take this in to account when you choose your preferred start date.
Check your personal details
Check that your personal details are correct, and update your postal or email address if these have changed. It's extremely important that you keep your addresses up to date on the medical register. We’ll need to email and write to you with information, initially for provisional registration but later for full registration.
University email accounts are often closed after you've graduated. You should make sure you give a personal email address.
As your regulator, we need to be able to contact you. If we can't, there's a risk that you may be removed from the register. It's your responsibility to tell us about any changes to your email or postal addresses.
We don't publish your contact details on the medical register.
What if I need to change my name?
Your account is set up in the name your medical school gives us. To change your name before graduation, contact your medical school. They will update your name on their records and your GMC Online account.
If you change your name after you graduate, you can apply to change your name on the medical register.