When will I get my provisional registration?

If you don’t have any fitness to practise issues to declare

If you don't have any fitness to practise issues to declare, we’ll wait for your medical school to confirm that you've graduated – usually in June or July. Once we get this confirmation, we’ll grant your application and your provisional registration with a licence to practise will take effect on your preferred start date.

We'll email you to let you know. You’ll also get a letter and a certificate in the post, which will confirm your registration start date. 

If you have a fitness to practise issue to declare

If you have declared a fitness to practise issue, we’ll assess this as quickly as possible. This will usually be within five working days, but it can take a little longer during our peak application period in April and May. If we can't approve your application straight away, we’ll email you to ask for further information. 

Keep an eye on your email  

If you’re planning to go on holiday or on an elective after you've submitted your application, make sure you check your email regularly. We may need to contact you to ask for more information to support your application.

When will I appear on the medical register? 

Your name will appear on the medical register from the day your registration starts.

What if I dont graduate from medical school?

If after you've submitted your application you find out that you won't graduate or that your graduation will be delayed for any reason please contact us uk@gmc-uk.org.

Once you or your medical school confirm that you won't graduate, we’ll close your application and give you a full refund. In the future, once you’re ready to graduate, you’ll need to apply again for provisional registration.

Insurance indemnity and medico-legal support

You must make sure that you have adequate and appropriate insurance or indemnity arrangements in place before you start work. For more information please read our guidance on Insurance indemnity and medico-legal support.