Achieving good medical practice
As a medical student, you are studying to join a trusted profession that will bring you into contact with patients and members of the public. You must demonstrate a high standard of behaviour at all times, which justifies the trust placed in you as a future member of the profession.
This guidance outlines the standards expected of you – both inside and outside medical school – and shows how the principles and values of Medical practice apply to you as a student.
Understanding how it applies now and in your career will help you be a good student and, in the future, a good doctor.
Please note: This guidance only applies to medical students. Once a doctor is registered, we monitor their fitness to practise.
Inside Achieving good medical practice:
- What does this guidance cover?
- Domain 1: Knowledge skills and performance (open at page 8)
- Domain 2: Safety and quality (open at page 18)
- Domain 3: Communication partnership and teamwork (open at page 29)
- Domain 4: Maintaining trust (open at page 39)
- Professionalism – key areas of concern (open at page 47)
- Annex: Professionalism and fitness to practise processes in medical schools and universities (open at page 54)
Watch this video to hear more about professionalism and our guidance from experts at your medical school.
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