Standards of UK medical education

Who sets the standards for medical education in the UK?

We set the standards and outcomes for medical education in the UK for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training.

Read about our standards and outcomes.

Are UK medical schools subject to quality assurance?

We run a quality assurance programme to make sure the standards and outcomes in undergraduate education are being delivered appropriately.

The process involves the analysis of all aspects of education provided by medical schools including curriculum content, structure and delivery, assessment, facilities and resources, and student support. Specialist teams of trained visitors verify information received through a series of focused visits to the medical schools and surrounding sites where training is delivered.

View further details on quality assurance activity.