I have a physical disability: what allowances will you make for me at the time of selection?
The policy of the General Medical Council is to encourage the entry of disabled people to medical school, provided that they can meet the “fitness to practise” criteria. We welcome applications from disabled graduates, and we will work closely with our Disability Office to try to make whatever changes you need to help you through the course. For selection, we work in two stages: first, an academic selection process in which you will be compared on the same standards as everyone else. We try as hard as possible to make this process blind to your disability, though obviously we will be happy to help ease your physical access to your interview if need be. If you are accepted on academic grounds, we will then separately assess your ability to cope with the course (assuming that we can make any changes you need) and to practise as a doctor.