What is it about?

The aim of this review was to identify learned bodies who have developed a core curriculum for UK medical schools and highlight the drivers, gaps and future approaches to curricular development and implementation.

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Why is it important?

The General Medical Council (GMC) recommends medical schools to develop and implement curricula that enable students to achieve learning outcomes required as graduates.UK medical schools follow the GMC’s Outcomes for Graduates which can be viewed as generic. There are also plans for the GMC to introduce a national Medical Licencing Assessment (MLA) for medical graduates who want to practice medicine in the UK in 2022. With no standardised or unified undergraduate (UG) curriculum in UK, various specialities have expressed concerns about not being represented in medical schools and have developed specialty-specific core-curricula.This study provides the first comprehensive overview of the available national UG core-curricula. The review explores the need for UK medical schools to align and revise their curricula and standards.

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This page is a summary of: Do we need a core curriculum for medical students? A scoping review, BMJ Open, August 2019, BMJ,
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027369.
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