How do I set up and log into GMC Online?

Follow the steps below to set up or log into your GMC Online account. 

If you don’t have a GMC reference number

When doctors first make contact with us, we give them a seven-digit reference number. They keep this throughout their professional career. This reference number is their unique identifier.

If you think you have a GMC reference number but can’t remember it, you might be able to find it by entering your name on the medical register. Otherwise, please contact us so we can help.

If you don’t have a GMC reference number, to set up your GMC Online account, first go to our application route finder

This will tell you which application to apply for. You’ll then get a link to set up your GMC Online account and will receive your GMC reference number.  

If you do have a GMC reference number

  • If you think you already have a GMC reference number and a GMC Online account, you can simply sign in using your GMC reference number. 
  • If you have forgotten your password, then click on the 'Forgot password?' link and follow the instructions. 
  • If you have forgotten the email address you signed up with, please contact us us so we can help you. 
  • If you have a GMC reference number but have never signed into GMC Online, you will need to activate your account.

If you're a UK student

During your final year we’ll email you on your medical school email address (the one ending ac.uk). We’ll email you a link, along with your GMC reference number, and ask you to activate your GMC Online account. Please don’t attempt to set up an account before you get this email.

As part of this process, you’ll need to verify your medical school email address and your date of birth. If these don’t match you won’t be able to activate your account and you’ll need to contact us.