GMC publishes new graduate outcomes guidance

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The General Medical Council (GMC) has published an updated version of Outcomes for Graduates, which sets out the professional knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that new UK medical graduates must know and be able to demonstrate.

The outcomes have been mapped to the GMC's generic professional capabilities framework to ensure that graduates have the capabilities that NHS organisations need on entry into the foundation programme where they will further consolidate their skills. 

Considerations for employers

Medical schools have until the summer of 2020 to implement the new requirements. The GMC expects students starting in the 2020/21 academic year to go through programmes fully mapped to the updated outcomes.

Employers can work with medical schools to provide and quality manage clinical placements and opportunities that enable medical students to build knowledge, skills and practical experience to meet the outcomes.

Next steps

The GMC will further review the practical procedures list (appendix one in the 2009 Outcomes for graduates) and, also, the core clinical and procedural skills for provisionally registered doctors, contained in Outcomes for provisionally registered doctors.

This dual review will ensure the two are more closely aligned, achieving a consistency and clarity that better reflects what is expected of learners at each stage of their education and training.

Further information on Outcomes for Graduates can be accessed on the GMC website.

 

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