How do I list my evidence in the application?

Listing evidence

Once we’ve given you a hard copy application, you should follow the instructions in the application form to ensure you complete this correctly.

Evidence of your qualifications

You’ll need to enter the details of any specialist medical qualification(s) and any other relevant qualifications you have. You should submit evidence of the qualifications you list and the curriculum or syllabus you followed.

Listing your evidence

In the evidence section of your application form, you must list each piece of evidence you intend to submit. If you don’t intend to submit evidence for a section, you need to confirm this. 

This part of the application is divided up to match the specialty specific guidance that you should have already downloaded.

So that your application can be processed effectively, its vital you follow these top tips:

  • Group your evidence – you should structure your around the sections of the SSG for A or R and list them individually in the application form – you shouldn’t provide more than around 1000 pages of evidence
  • Describe your documents – ensure your documents have a title that matches your evidence pro-forma and provide a concise and accurate description for each document – if your evidence isn’t clear it will be returned to you
  • Don’t duplicate – don’t provide the same piece of evidence more than once as it will take us longer to process your application – you can cross-reference evidence in the summary of evidence you’re providing for a section in your application

You should contact us with any queries you have about how to submit your evidence in the application before you submit your application. You can contact us on 0161 923 6602 or

How do I enter my professional experience?

You’ll need to give full details of all the posts you’ve held since your primary medical qualification, starting with the most recent and working backwards. If you’ve worked overseas, please don’t change your overseas post title to match to a UK title – instead, tell us the actual title you held. Examples of post titles include:

  • SHO
  • Registrar
  • Staff Grade
  • District Medical Officer
  • Clinical Tutor
  • Assistant Professor and Resident.

Please also give details of any periods longer than one month when you weren’t practising medicine. This could include:

  • alternative employment
  • clinical attachments
  • vacation
  • study leave
  • maternity leave
  • career breaks
  • unemployment.

You must also give a brief explanation for each period.