How to apply for GMC Registration

GMC registration and a license to practice is the ultimate thing you need to work as a doctor in the UK. How to get GMC registration? There are three different ways you can get GMC registration:

  1. Passing the PLAB Exams
  2. Obtaining any acceptable post-graduate qualification
  3. Sponsored by a GMC approved sponsor

We will discuss all of these routes with special attention to step by step guidance on how to apply for GMC registration online . . .

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Raisa
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Thanks for the detailed layout! Could you please answer the following – 1.) Can one do the exact above procedure after giving Plab2 but awaiting results? 2.) Say I book my GMC I’d check date 4-5 weeks after my Plab2 exam date is this a feasible choice? 3.) Do I… Read more »

Mohamed hussein
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Mohamed hussein

I have got job offer from NHS hospital as anesthesia specialist. They asked me to register in GMC
Please show me the way to register on line to get license from GMC .

Aiman
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Aiman

Hi..i have a question
1.i will leave uk after attending my exam.so do i need to again visit uk for my id check appointment?
2.my ielts has expired but it expired after i attempted the exam and before the result of plab 1 came out?what is its credibility?

Anirudh Pulipaka
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Hello sir assalamualekum… I’m planning to give my PLAB exams and get registered in GMC.. I have two queries.. 1)I completed my MBBS with internship in 2012 from India following which I worked as a medical officer in India for 2 1/2 years… After that I took a leave from… Read more »

Anirudh Pulipaka
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Thank you.. I was preparing for pg entrance exam in India… This is the only reason for me to take a gap… What kind of paperwork is required to be completed by my employer(s)..please guide..

Anirudh Pulipaka
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Employer(s) means the current hospital where I am working???

cowsbnw
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cowsbnw

Hello, I made mistakes in my application. I mentioned my clinical attachment periods as “emoplyed in medical capacity” and submitted it. Technically, I wasn’t really observing and I did not have a license, I was doing work like an intern since it was after my internship and I thought I… Read more »

Saima Shah
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Saima Shah

Hey. I worked in a medical college for 3 months, and as per college policy, they dont issue experience certificate for those who work for less than 6 months. Now I have the employment card with me that states my date of joining. Should i mention those 3 months experience… Read more »

Nader Mohammed
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Nader Mohammed

Thank you for your efforts, Regarding “employer details”‘, one of my friends typed address & fax number of the hospital (which has never had any official e mails), and then discovered that the fax was not working when GMC asked him for GEN 1. That’s why I’m asking: during online… Read more »

Shahzad Anwar
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Shahzad Anwar

Q1: Does post graduate internship count as a valid full role clinical experience? I graduated Jan 2016 and will be applying for full GMC registration in September 2018. A total of 33 months after I graduated. In these 33 months, I did a 12 month Internship(House Job) , and a… Read more »

sneha b n
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sneha b n

Dear Dr. Ibrahim, Thank you for this amazing blog….with it’s help, I now stand at the brink of an ID check. 1) I have seen many posts which said people were asked to bring many documents for ID check. I have been asked to get the originals of only my… Read more »

farzana
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farzana

HI
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS EFFORT.I HAVE ONE QUESTION
AFTER PAYMENT–
DID YOU MEAN THE GMC REFERENCE NUMBER HERE—

.How should I send the documents?

Include your name and GMC number clearly in your email (you received your GMC number when you set up your GMC Online account)

sarakhan
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sarakhan

Name Details: Is the name supplied below different to the name stated on your medical degree certificate? Yes No I have a query related to the above Name details. After marriage My surname has changed and GMC account has current Surname. So what should I select and what ll be… Read more »

farzana
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farzana

Hi,thanks to Ibrahim Ivan and Ibreez A for solving all of our queries.I have one question.
I am booking appointment for ID check for GMC reg.In case if I cannot arrange my visa before that can I cancel my booking before 2/3 days.

balajirmbg
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balajirmbg

I Have completed my MRCP and will be registering in GMC with my MRCP degree. For The question Specialist/GP register question, Should i answer Yes or No?

balajirmbg
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balajirmbg

Can I book for ID check while awaiting my MRCP provisional degree..? Or should I wait for it, do an ECFMG VERIFICATION and then book an ID check.?

balajirmbg
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balajirmbg

No I meant, Can i go ahead with the online application process and start sending all the necessary documents required by GMC? While awaiting my MRCP Provisional degree certificate?

balajirmbg
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balajirmbg

It has been 6 Years since i got my Primary Medical Qualification.How Much fees should i pay for my GMC application – discounted 200 GBP or normal fee of 390 GBP?

shimana
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shimana

Hi,
I have been working as a lecturer in Physiology in a medical college for the past couple of years.Do i need an employer reference? If yes, is it from the principal?
Thanks alot in advance

joannahan
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joannahan

Hi thank you for sharing this blog it’s really helpful. I have a doubt as regards to the ID check- I understand that now it’s conducted on the day of the PLAB2 exam – as such what are the documents we need for the check that day and is there… Read more »

Tee1
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Tee1

Hello, in the section for recent professional experience new things have been added like “specialty”, “employment type”, and “hours of clinical practise per week” how do we answer those for example when we were in medical school.

Muzzamil Nayeem
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Muzzamil Nayeem

Will a gap of 1 year in internship hinder my gmc registration??

tisaacs
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tisaacs

thank you for your blog it is very insightful. A quick question for registration with your medical body, do you will that out if you were only given provisional registration?

Saeef Ali Haque
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Saeef Ali Haque

Assalamualaikum, I will apply for the gmc registration in a few days but I wanted to clarify some doubts I had in my mind. I graduated from a medical college in Bangladesh in 2015. Now, as per rules here our final MBBS examinations were held in January and we obtained… Read more »

Neil Olsen Dean
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Neil Olsen Dean

Thanks for your help. I moved over to the UK without completing my house job because I intended to use my pre graduation intenship to register for GMC. But now that I m ready to register I hear some people say GMC wont accept pre graduation intenship from my country… Read more »

Aleeza Noor
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Aleeza Noor

Hi there, Thanks a lot for this very helpful blog.I have some queries,please help me sort them out, 1.I have just started my PLAB journey(IELTS) and I am in UK now,I graduated in May 2014 and remained unemployed till july 2015(gap1** in that duration I was writing examinations to get… Read more »

RoxRight
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RoxRight

I found my med school on the world directory of medical schools, but it is not on gmc’s approved list. what should I do? Should I contact the GMC? thank you in advanced

Husnain Abid
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Husnain Abid

Hello fellow admins! so we know that we will be done with our ID Check on the day of Plab 2 exam. Do we have to go in person AGAIN and get our original documents verified at the GMC centre? secondly, do you think it is wise to stay in… Read more »

msnvdkl
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msnvdkl

Thank you for your post. I have a gap of around 5 years, and I’ve written USMLE step 2ck exam in 2015. After that, I had a long gap. I was out of clinical practice. I had a baby. And I got back to preparing for PLAB in 2018. Passed… Read more »

abeeressakarjikar@gmail.com
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assalamualaikum first of all this is immensely helpful…..so thanks a ton could you please elaborate on these forms they ask to get filled by the employers? also if im in the UK at this time, how do i get my employers to fill these forms? i assumed that my experience… Read more »

Nazmul Hasan
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Nazmul Hasan

Thanks for a very helpful post. I have a query regarding Registration and Licensing history section- I do not have any details of my provisional license ( with which I did my internship and return it immediately after internship to obtain full registration) I only have my main registration certificate… Read more »

Stunt_devil
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Stunt_devil

Hi. Regarding my last 5 years work experience … one of those years i worked in 2 different organizations ..one was full time medical officer in a hospital and the other was for regular school health camps. So when i present my letters..there is 6 months of overlapping work in… Read more »

Mohammed Chowdhury
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Mohammed Chowdhury

Ths blog is a life saver . Lots of prayers for the team of roadtouk. After completing my internship i did a masters degree in medicine for 3 years will that be included in my employment history? Even if its not in the last 5 years? Or we should only… Read more »

Mustafa Nissar Bankur
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Mustafa Nissar Bankur

Hi guys. Thank you for this useful blog. I did both a pre-graduation internship in the country i was studying and a post-graduation internship in the country i am currently working. Should i mention both of them when i register? Also after i graduated i had a gap of 7… Read more »

Maleeha
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Maleeha

Hello Thank you for clarifying all the details, I have one question, well after my internship I was working for a year under a clinic as a registered GP with my local council but I had not transferred ownership to my clinic hence they did not give me an experience… Read more »

Darshana Bhana
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Darshana Bhana

Thank you for the informative post. I am just a bit confused about the ID check part. Perhaps I read wrong but it said PLAB route does not require an ID check? But I also saw some people are doing PLAB and scheduled their ID checks around the same time… Read more »

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