Professionalism and Standards

General Medical Council (GMC)

The GMC is the Regulatory Body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners in the UK.  The purpose of the GMC is to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK.  To this end the GMC publish documents outlining the duties and expected professional standards of a registered doctor.  About the GMC.

Good Medical Practice

Link to the key GMC pages on Good Medical Practice, which include interactive case studies.

Link to the GMC downloadable booklet Good Medical Practice.

Outcomes for Graduates

The GMC sets out the knowledge skills and behaviour that new UK medical graduates must be able to demonstrate.

Link to the key GMC pages on Outcomes for Graduates.

Link to the GMC downloadable booklet Outcomes for Graduates.

Promoting Excellence

The GMC sets out the the required standards for medical education and training.

Link to the key GMC pages on Promoting Excellence.

Link to the GMC downloadable booklet Promoting Excellence.

Professionalism

The School publishes a one-page guide on developing professionalism. This document sets out good practice and puts the required standards into context.

Good Practice

The University webpages on Good Academic Practice provide a policy for students and a guide for staff.  A short School of Medicine Policy Good Academic Practice provides advice on academic integrity.  The University policy on non-academic misconduct is also relevant to medical students and sets out expected behaviour for students and the consequences of misconduct.

Dress Code

Students on medical degrees must observe the following dress codes:

  • Lectures, tutorials and seminars. Any form of dress is permissible providing that it does not cause offence to others.
  • Dissection practicals. Students must wear a clean lab coat over long sleeved clothes.
  • Practicals in the MP Lab. Students will be advised on a case by case basis but for some practicals they will be required to wear a clean lab coat.
  • Clinical skills. The school applies the NHS Scotland Dress code relevant to patient interaction and hygiene regulations. This is applicable in the School or other health care establishments and relevant to real or simulated clinical settings, including OSCEs.

Mobile Phone Use (ScotGEM)

Policy for use of mobile devices for ScotGEM students