Portfolio application in a Non-CCT specialty

This guide is for doctors looking to join the Specialist Register but haven’t completed a GMC approved programme.

If you are able to show that you have knowledge, skills and experience equivalent to a consultant in any UK health service, this guide explains how you may be able to apply via the Portfolio pathway in a non-CCT specialty.

Once you open your application, you will have 24 months to submit it to us. You'll need to prepare evidence before submitting your application. Gathering evidence for a Portfolio application is a large undertaking, so it is important that you plan this. Once your application is submitted; it can take between three and six months to process.

We’ve created this guide to show the different steps in the application process. It’s really important you read this guide thoroughly to assist you in making your application.

To help support you, we’ve also created a GMC Online user guide that shows the steps you will go through in the online application in GMC Online.

We’ve also created an application and evidence guide which sets out how to organise your evidence.

Why I should read this?
To find out if you are eligible to apply and how to make your application.
Next steps
Check your eligibility before preparing your evidence and application.