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GMC, BMA and Student Defence Unions

Students may find these links useful:


The General Medical Council (GMC) registers all practising medical doctors in the UK.  They have a dedicated Medical Education and Training page.
Key GMC publications (all can be downloaded from GMC site):
Good Medical Practice – the duties and principles to which UK doctors must adhere
Outcomes for Graduates – the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for medical graduates
Promoting Excellence – standards for medical education and training


The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students in the UK.

Defence Unions

The Defence Unions act on behalf of Medical Practitioners and Medical Students: