The General Medical Council (GMC) outcomes for graduates (originally published in Tomorrow’s Doctors) sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that new UK medical graduates must be able to show.
The overarching outcomes for graduates are set out below:
Outcomes 1 - Professional values and behaviours
- Professional and ethical responsibilities
- Legal responsibilities
- Patient safety and quality improvement
- Dealing with complexity and uncertainty
- Safeguarding vulnerable patients
- Leadership and team working
Outcomes 2 - Professional skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Diagnosis and medical management
- Prescribing medicines safely
- Using information effectively and safely
Outcomes 3 - Professional knowledge
- The health service and healthcare systems in the four countries
- Applying biomedical scientific principles
- Applying psychological principles
- Applying social science principles
- Health promotion and illness prevention
- Clinical research and scholarship
Outcomes for graduates is accompanied by practical skills and procedures which outlines the core set of practical skills and procedures, and minimum level of performance that newly qualified doctors must have when they start work for the first time so they can practise safely.
Medical schools have until the summer of 2020 to implement the new requirements.