Implementing Selecting for Excellence: A progress update
The Selecting for Excellence project delivered its Final Report in 2014. This document details the progress made in implementing the recommendations o...12 May 2016Read more
2015 Annual Review
The Medical Schools Council's 2015 Annual Review is available to download here.
If you would like any more information about anything m...03 Feb 2016Read more
Entry requirements for UK medical schools
This guide contains information on entry requirements for all of the UK’s publicly funded bachelor’s degrees in medicine. It is created by the Medical...18 Dec 2015Read more
Example teaching sessions for 'Who's in Health?'
As part of the Who's in Health? campaign, a competition was run among UK medical students to design a short teaching session for Key Stage 2 students....22 Sep 2015Read more
Staffing level of medical clinical academics in UK medical schools, 2014 data
The report also analyses the staffing level by medical school, region, clinical specialty, vacancies, source of funding, and age, gender and ethnicity...06 Jul 2015Read more
Health of Scotland: The international impact of Scottish medical schoolsHealth of Scotland
showcases the innovative medical research from Scottish medical schools. It is comprised of examples of research submitted...11 Jun 2015Read more
2014 Annual Review
Activities in 2014 include:
- Launching ground-breaking work in widening participation through the Selecting for Excellence...
03 Feb 2015
Health of the Nation: The impact of UK medical schools' research
This publication showcases the best medical research from medical schools across the UK. It is comprised of examples of research submitted by medical ...29 Jan 2015Read more
Role of the doctor consensus statement
The medical profession has reached a consensus on the role of the doctor which responds to the need to provide clarity on the doctor’s role in order t...15 Dec 2014Read more
A Journey to Medicine: Student Success Guidance
This guidance looks at the different approaches to supporting students, particularly from under-represented backgrounds, throughout their medical stud...10 Dec 2014Read more
Statement on the core values and attributes needed to study medicine
This statement sets out the core values and attributes needed to study medicine in the UK.
This document is part of the Selecting for E...10 Dec 2014Read more
Selecting for Excellence Final Report
This report is the culmination of the 18-month Selecting for Excellence project. It includes detailed analysis into selection processes to medical sch...10 Dec 2014Read more
A Journey to Medicine: Outreach GuidanceA Journey to Medicine
sets out the value of outreach and what it means to medicine. It is aimed at medical schools, those involved in postgra...13 Nov 2014Read more
Work experience guidelines for applicants to medicineWork experience guidelines for applicants to medicine
sets out a common statement of principles on what work experience for an application to...13 Nov 2014Read more
Medical and dental students: Health clearance for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tuberculosis
The Medical Schools Council, the Dental Schools Council
, Public Health England, H...02 Sep 2014Read more
Selecting for Excellence 2014 Mid-Year Report
This is a brief summary of the Selecting for Excellence project’s ongoing work ahead of the publication of its final report and recommendations in Dec...30 Jul 2014Read more
Statement on the use of animals in medical research
The Medical Schools Council has updated its statement on the use of animals in medical research. Please see the link at the top-right of the page to a...16 Jun 2014Read more
Staffing Levels of Medical Clinical Academics in UK Medical Schools, 2013 data
The 2013 data update, published in May 2014, reveals a steady state in the number of clinical academics in UK medical schools (3133 FTE), and the high...30 May 2014Read more
Transfer of Information Guidance 2014
This is the guidance for the National Transfer of Information process for medical students, graduates, and Foundation Programme applicants.
10 Feb 2014
Selecting for Excellence, 2013 End of Year Report
This report marks the progress made by the Selecting for Excellence project over 2013.
It includes data collected on the profiles of ap...14 Jan 2014Read more
Supporting medical students with mental health conditions
Supporting medical students with mental health conditions was developed in partnership with the General Medical Council. It was published ...
31 Jul 2013
2013 Annual Review
The Medical Schools Council's 2013 Annual Review is available to download here.
If you would like any more information about anything m...29 Jul 2013Read more
Celebrating Achievement: The Exceptional Work of UK Medical Schools and Students
Published by the Medical Schools Council, this booklet consists of pieces submitted by the UK’s medical schools to exemplify their recent achieveme...
23 Jul 2013
HEE independent review of the SJT
'An independent review of events relating to the use of Situational Judgement Tests in selection for Foundation process 2013', commissioned by Health ...28 May 2013Read more
Staffing Levels of Medical Clinical Academics in UK Medical Schools, 2012 data
The 2012 data update, published in May 2013, reveals a steady state in the number of clinical academics in UK medical schools (3167 FTE), and the high...23 May 2013Read more
AMS Strengthening Academic Psychiatry
The Academy of Medical Sciences has published the document 'Strengthening Academic Psychiatry'.
The document examines the ways in which...29 Mar 2013Read more
Good Medical Practice
Good Medical Practice has been developed by the General Medical Council as guidance on how doctors should interact with patients.
More ...25 Mar 2013Read more
UKCAT Socioeconomic Analysis 2013
This analysis examines the socioeconomic status of applicants to the 26 medical schools in the UKCAT consortium. It assesses the impact of increased f...22 Feb 2013Read more
2012 Annual Review
The Medical Schools Council 2012 Annual Review is available to download here.
If you would like any more information about anything men...22 Nov 2012Read more
Clinical Academic Staff Appraisal Scheme - Guidance Notes
This guide has been produced by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association in order to raise awareness of Vice-Chancellors/Principals and sen...31 Oct 2012Read more
Finding Your Responsible Officer
This document demonstrates the hierarchy of Responsible Officer connections in the new English NHS architecture.
31 Oct 2012Read more
Staffing Levels of Medical Clinical Academics in UK Medical Schools, 2011 data
The Medical Schools Council's annual survey of clinical academic staffing levels in UK medical schools reveals the rate of increase in the number of w...23 Oct 2012Read more
Organisation and Management of Medical Schools
The Organisation and Management of Medical Schools: A Survey of Ten UK Universities has been prepared by Professor David Wynford-Thomas.
...22 Oct 2012Read more
Guidance on Access to Medicine and Dentistry courses
The Medical Schools Council and the Dental Schools Council have jointly produced a guide about Access to medicine and dentistry courses. This guid...
27 Jun 2012
Final Report of PRE
The Improving Selection to the Foundation Programme Project Group has today published the Final Report of the Parallel Recruitment Exercise (PRE). ...
15 May 2012
Final Report of ISFP Project Group
The Final Report of the Improving Selection to the Foundation Programme Project Group recommends that selection to the Foundation Programme from 20...
22 Sep 2011
Staffing Levels of Medical Clinical Academics in UK Medical Schools, 2010 data
The Medical Schools Council's annual survey of clinical academic staffing levels in UK medical schools reveals an increase in the number of clinical P...23 May 2011Read more
2010 Annual Review
The Medical Schools Council's 2010 Annual Review is now available to download.
If you would like any more information about anything me...07 Jan 2011Read more
Consensus Statement on Relationship between UK Medical Schools and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries
The Medical Schools Council have agreed a consensus statement on the relationship between UK medical schools and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device...28 Jun 2010Read more
Staffing Levels of Medical Clinical Academics in UK Medical Schools, 2009 data
The Medical Schools Council's annual survey of clinical academic staffing levels in UK medical schools reveals an increase in the number of clinical P...26 May 2010Read more
Guiding Principles for the Admission of Medical Students
The Guiding Principles for the Admission of Medical Students relate to the selection and admission of students to medical schools. This was revised in...01 Apr 2010Read more
Responding to an influenza pandemic: the use of Medical Students to support the NHS
The Medical Schools Council has released a statement on the use of Medical Students during a flu pandemic.
The Medical Schools Council...01 Aug 2009Read more
Staffing Levels of Medical Clinical Academics in UK Medical and Dental Schools
The Medical Schools Council survey of staffing levels as at 31 July 2008 reveals an increase in total staffing levels for the second consecutive year,...18 May 2009Read more
Medical students: Professional values and fitness to practise
The Medical Schools Council and the GMC has published revised guidance on Student Fitness to Practise.
The GMC has also produced a pod...01 Mar 2009Read more
Overseas Elective Checklist
A useful checklist on what you need to think about when going on an overseas elective.
01 Feb 2009Read more
Role of the Doctor Consensus StatementNote that an updated version of this document was released in 2014. It can be found Read more
Improving Lives: 150 Years of UK Medical School Achievements.
This publication was produced to celebrate 150 years of the Medical Act i...15 Oct 2008Read more
Position Paper on a National Assessment for Medical Undergraduates
The Medical Schools Council have produced a position paper on a national exam for undergraduate medical students.
If you would like an...15 May 2008Read more
Outcomes of the Medical Schools Council Safe Prescribing Working Group
This document summarises the background to, and outcomes of, the Medical Schools Council Safe Prescribing Working Group which has be...
11 Feb 2008
Medical and Dental Students: Health clearance for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tuberculosis (SUPERSEDED)
Please note that this version of the guidance has been superseded by the 2014 edition, available Read more
Aspiring to Excellence: Findings and Final Recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into Modernising Medical Careers
The Inquiry into Modernising Medical Schools was led by Professor Sir John Tooke, Chair of the Medical Schools Council. The interim ...
08 Jan 2008
Women in Clinical Academia
Women in Clinical Academia: Attracting and Developing the Medical and Dental Workforce of the Future
18 Jun 2007
Guiding Principles for the Admission of Medical Students - revised
The following revision to the Medical Schools Council guiding principles for the selection and admission of students to medical schools has been prepa...01 Nov 2006Read more
The Economic and Social Impact of UK Clinical Academic Partnerships
Jointly commissioned by CHMS (now the Medical Schools Council) and the Association of UK University Hospitals this report examines t...
01 Oct 2005
Recommendations on selection of Students with specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia
Medical schools are keen to support applicants with disabilities, including specific learning disabilities, although all applicants must be fit to pra...01 Jul 2005Read more
The Ten Key Principles for joint working between the Universities and the NHS
Proposals from the Council of Heads of Medical Schools, the Council of Deans and Heads of Dental Schools, the Council of Deans for Nursing and Health ...01 Nov 2004Read more
Position Paper on Interprofessional Education
Position paper on the role of Interprofessional Education.
14 Feb 2003Read more
The selection of Medical Students at British Universities in 1996 and 1997
The selection of medical students at British Universities in 1996 and 1997: A report to the Council of Heads of Medical Schools (now the Medical Schoo...01 Oct 1998Read more