Plans to move GMC registration to end of medical school to be announced
- By: Rhys Davies
In June, the authority responsible for the postgraduate education and training of healthcare professionals, Health Education England (HEE), will set out its plans for the implementation of moving full General Medical Council registration to point of graduation from medical school.
The government has highlighted the moving of registration as a priority in HEE’s mandate for April 2014 to March 2015. Previous statements from the organisation indicated that it wants to move full GMC registration forward to the point of graduation “as swiftly as possible,” after the recommendation from the Shape of Training review into postgraduate training last year.1
Currently, UK medical graduates are provisionally registered with the GMC at the end of medical school and receive full registration after successful completion of foundation year 1.
The plan to move full GMC registration to the completion of medical school has been proposed as a solution to the oversubscription of the