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The General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council have just released some myth busters on student fitness to practise. These are addressed to medical students and they dispel some common misconceptions about student fitness to practise. For example, they address the myth that students should not tell their schools about a health concern, or that students often get expelled through student fitness to practise procedures.

Medical students helped us develop the content of the myths, through the GMC’s Student Voice Group.

These myth busters add to the existing resources to support the guidance that was jointly produced by the GMC and the MSC in 2016, on student professionalism and fitness to practise. Other resources include case studies, FAQs, ‘thought pieces’ and teaching resources developed by medical students.

If you have other questions that you’d like to discuss with the GMC about student fitness to practise, please contact them at