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Becoming a doctor in the UK: the view from an international medical graduate

Tue, 2018-08-07 09:26
Channel 4 will tonight feature international medical graduates on their journey to becoming doctors in the UK in its documentary, ‘The Foreign Doctors are Coming’. Among them is Anna Zonato, from Brazil. Here she tells us about the process she has gone through to become a licensed doctor ready to begin working in the UK. […]
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Reflecting on life as a doctor at the start of the NHS

Thu, 2018-07-05 14:55
Dr Gwilym Edmondson-Jones, one of the General Medical Council’s oldest registered doctors reflects on his career working from the inception of the NHS and recalls fond memories of being a new doctor and his career in the health service. Dr Gwilym Edmondson-Jones graduated from St Andrews University and registered with the GMC in 1948, the […]
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Educating doctors for the challenges of modern medical practice

Fri, 2018-06-29 10:53
Director of Education and Standards, Professor Colin Melville, explains how our updated Outcomes for graduates, will better prepare newly qualified doctors for medical practice on the frontline. We first released our educational outcomes for medical school graduates in 2009. Tomorrow’s Doctors, renamed in 2016 as Outcomes for graduates, set out what we expect a newly qualified […]
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Williams Review a missed opportunity to improve learning culture

Wed, 2018-06-13 09:20
Much was expected of Professor Sir Norman Williams’ rapid review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. Announced in the wake of the tragic death of Jack Adcock, the Review’s goal was to see how learning, openness and transparency can be protected so that mistakes by healthcare staff are learned from, and not covered up. It […]
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Improving our fitness to practise procedures for vulnerable doctors

Tue, 2018-05-15 10:45
In 2015 we appointed Professor Louis Appleby, a psychiatrist from the University of Manchester, as an independent expert to advise us on improvements to our fitness to practise procedures. He’s since worked with us to examine each stage of the investigation process to identify what changes could make the process more compassionate and supportive of […]
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Appraisal and it’s role in professional development

Fri, 2018-05-11 11:58
Earlier this month the General Medical Council published the final report of the independent evaluation of revalidation, which was carried out by UK Medical Revalidation Evaluation Collaboration’s (UMbRELLA). The research saw more than 85,000 people take part in a series of surveys, 44 appraisals were recorded and analysed, 156 doctors and patient representatives interviewed and […]
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Learning to lead as medical students

Wed, 2018-05-09 08:46
Final year medical students Wuraola Obadahun and Fiona Vincent spent three weeks with us as part of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) elective. So, what did they learn about leadership at the GMC? What have you learnt about leadership over the past few weeks? WO: It’s all about leading by example. You […]
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Physician associates are here to help, not hinder

Fri, 2018-05-04 09:30
Jeannie Watkins, President of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians, debunks some myths about the growing profession. Sometimes facts are skewed for the sake of an attention grabbing headline. Physician associates have fallen foul of this on numerous occasions, with sensationalism often obscuring the real benefits physician associates bring to […]
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Honesty and integrity, with Dungeons and Dragons

Wed, 2018-05-02 09:17
Last year, we ran a competition with the MSC asking medical students to create a teaching session on honesty and integrity. Winner of the competition, Charles Pope, shares his reflections on taking part, and why honesty and integrity are such important values for medical students. Prior to entering this competition, the teaching I had received […]
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Understanding the new data protection law

Tue, 2018-05-01 08:38
Our Standards and Ethics Policy Manager, Kiersty Griffiths talks about changes to data protection regulation and what it means for all doctors. On 25 May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and will become part of UK law after we leave the EU. A lot […]
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