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Primary medical qualification


In relation to UK graduates, a first medical degree awarded by a body or combination of bodies that is recognised by the GMC for this purpose, or that was empowered to issue primary medical qualifications at the time the degree was awarded.
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Clinical governance


Clinical governance is the system through which National Health Service (NHS) organisations are accountable for continuously monitoring and improving the quality of their care and services, and for safeguarding the high standard of care and services.
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Training programme


A formal alignment or rotation of posts that together comprise a programme of postgraduate training in a given specialty or subspecialty. A programme may deliver the full curriculum through linked stages to a CCT, or the programme may deliver different component elements of the approved curriculum.
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Student


A medical student is an undergraduate receiving training or learning from a trainer, and who is working towards an undergraduate medical degree, even if they already hold a non-medical degree. Students are not registered with the GMC and cannot perform activities legally restricted to registered doctors with a licence to practise.
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Recognised trainers


Medical trainers formally recognised by postgraduate deans and medical schools according to our requirements for recognising and approving medical trainers in four specific roles.
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Postgraduate dean


In England, the roles of the postgraduate dean and deanery sit within LETBs. In Northern Ireland, these roles are held by the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency. In Scotland, the postgraduate deans and the Scotland Deanery are part of NHS Education for Scotland. In Wales, the postgraduate dean is part of the Wales Deanery (School o [..]
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Placement


A structured period of experience and learning in a particular specialty or area of practice in a health or social care setting.
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Overseeing students’ progress


One or more doctors at a medical school who are responsible for overseeing students’ progression. They might be NHS consultants or clinical academics acting as block or course coordinators.
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Organisations


Organisations that manage or deliver medical education or training to learners, usually medical schools, postgraduate deaneries or LETBs, LEPs and colleges, faculties and specialty associations. These organisations must meet our standards for medical education and training.
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Named educational supervisor


A named educational supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for the overall supervision and management of a specific doctor’s educational progress during a placement or a series of placements. The named educational supervisor regularly meets with the doctor in training to help plan their training, revie [..]
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