Finals are over, when will I feel like a doctor?

GMC UK - Thu, 2018-04-26 09:01
  Final year medical student, Wuraola Obadahun, has recently spent three weeks with us as part of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management elective. Here she reflects on how she seized her self-doubt to make important progress in her learning. What a relief it was to receive an email declaring “congratulations, you’ve passed!’’ each […]
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Notes to my future self: educating with empathy

GMC UK - Tue, 2018-04-24 12:10
Final year medical student, Fiona Vincent, recently spent time with us as part of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management elective. Here she reflects on the type of leader she’d like to be, and the discomfort of mismatched theatre shoes. I was at the hospital by 7am, ready for a much-anticipated day of surgery. […]
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10 things you need to know about verifying your medical qualifications

GMC UK - Wed, 2018-04-18 10:29
From 11 June 2018, international medical graduates applying for registration with a licence to practise in the UK will need to have their primary medical qualification verified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®). If this applies to you, it will become one of the first steps you’ll take to prepare for working […]
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Surmounting stress and striving for change: What’s it like to be a medical student in 2018?

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-04-13 15:04
Final year medical students, Wuraola Obadahun and Fiona Vincent, will be sharing their triumphs and challenges as guest curators of the GMC blog. They’re spending three weeks with us as part of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management elective. Here they tell us what it’s like to be a medical student in 2018. Wuraola […]
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Recruiting for the GMC’s next Chair

GMC UK - Tue, 2018-04-10 16:23
We have started a recruitment campaign for a new Chair to take over from Professor Sir Terence Stephenson as he reaches the end of his four-year term leading our Council. Here Professor Sir Terence reflects on his time serving on the Council and what skills and qualities we are looking for in the person who […]
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The role of Legally Qualified Chairs at the MPTS

GMC UK - Thu, 2018-03-29 10:49
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) appointed more than 70 lawyers to chair and assist tribunals where doctors’ fitness to practise has been called into question. Andrew Lewis, one of the new Legally Qualified Chairs, speaks about his role on a tribunal and what witnesses and unrepresented doctors can expect if their hearing is chaired […]
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Reviewing our ‘gateways’ guidance: what have we learned so far?

GMC UK - Wed, 2018-03-21 09:16
Last year, Professor Bill Reid, Chair of our health and disability review, introduced our work to update Gateways to the professions – our guidance setting out how disabled medical students and doctors should be supported. Since then, we’ve held roundtables to hear views from across the UK, and we’ve published independent research which looks at […]
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How to become a PLAB examiner

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-03-02 11:09
The GMC is currently recruiting practising doctors to assess international medical graduates sitting their practical Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examinations. Consultant Physician Dr Shairana Naleem speaks about her role as a PLAB Panel Member and Chief Invigilator of the practical assessment. Unable to stay away from University College London, I returned after graduating […]
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Our response to BAPIO’s open letter

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-02-09 17:54
Dear Dr Mehta and Dr Bamrah Thank you for your letter of 12 January. We do understand the strength of feeling this tragic case has raised for many doctors. We know we can’t simply undo all the anxiety generated by it but we are committed to listening to doctors and addressing their concerns. However, the […]
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FAQs: outcome of High Court appeal – Dr Bawa-Garba case

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-02-02 18:25
1. How do I raise concerns about my working environment and inadequate staffing? Follow the steps in the flowchart below (click to open in full).  Key actions You must raise this concern with your manager or the consultant in charge or the practice partner, straight away. Afterwards, keep a brief written record of your concern and […]
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Responding to your concerns

GMC UK - Fri, 2018-01-26 18:47
The GMC’s Director of Education and Standards, Dr Colin Melville, addresses some of the concerns raised following the ruling in the Dr Bawa-Garba case this week. I know that many doctors are feeling anxious after the outcome of this week’s High Court appeal. I acknowledge the strength of feeling and I recognise the concerns. I […]
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Supporting you in a system under pressure: annual message from the GMC Chair

GMC UK - Wed, 2018-01-17 16:07
Dear Colleague, Our health services, once again, find themselves under huge pressure and I know the lengths you are going to so that patients get the best possible care. That pressure, on individual doctors as well as the wider system, is of great concern to us. We spoke out in the media this month to […]
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What happens on a typical day at an MPTS tribunal?

GMC UK - Thu, 2018-01-11 16:31
Here, two tribunal assistants who help make sure hearings at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service run smoothly speak about their roles. Michelle Shiels has been a tribunal assistant for two years and finds helping witnesses to be the most rewarding part of her job. Zain Ahmed talks about the sensitive nature of some of the […]
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