The evidence page

This section of the form is where all scores for your application will be gained, based on the details you give regarding your achievements and qualifications. You will be required to select the most appropriate option from a list of statements for each of nine domains of achievements. All achievements should relate to the field of medicine (in its broadest sense – ie not just hospital medicine). 

The options, scores available and supplementary guidance for each area are detailed on a separate tab above.

Selection of options solely candidates' responsibility

Selection of options must be absolutely at your discretion alone. We have attempted to clarify the wording of options below, but under no circumstances can we advise you on which options to select.

Experiences and achievements will not always fit neatly under one option or another so you will need to employ your professional judgement to ascertain which of the available options is the most appropriate; where more than one statement matches your achievements, select the highest option on the list. Recruiters and interviewers are aware of an application form's limitations to cover all variations but at interview you must be able provide evidence for all achievements you cite and, if required, justify the option you selected.

You will be required to add text for each selection to demonstrate why you chose that option.

Automated scores

Applications are scored automatically, with scores based entirely on each candidate's self-assessment of their achievements using the options selected from each of the domains detailed on the tabs above.

Scores not revised

Your application score is not revised at any stage of the process; this includes the 'other' option which is an option in some areas. Additionally, you cannot amend this section after application should you have made a mistake on your application form, or gained an achievement after the submission of your application; for example, if you subsequently pass a section of the MRCP(UK), this cannot be added to your score.

Interviewers will check your evidence folder and application at interview to ensure you have claimed fairly. Whilst they will not amend application scores, it will be one of the factors taken into consideration when deciding upon interview scores in the evidence and suitability station. When compiling your evidence folder there is an opportunity on the 'Evidence Summary Form' to highlight achievements gained subsequent to making your application.

Over-claiming

Any instances of candidates trying to gain an unfair advantage by over-claiming scores for and/or exaggerating their achievements will be taken extremely seriously.

This could lead to an application either being marked down, deemed not appointable, or, in more serious cases, could be reported as a probity matter to the GMC.

In the event that you realise after submitting your form that you have overclaimed on your form, you must email details to the RCP as soon as possible: [email protected].

Completed achievements only

When you come to submit your application, all information within it must be accurate at the time of submission - when selecting which statement to choose, any qualifications not yet gained, courses not yet taken, presentations not yet given, etc. should not be included at this point. An achievement gained even on the day after the closing date for applications cannot be counted.

The only exception is publications which have been completely accepted and are 'in press'.

However, whilst you cannot select a point-scoring option on the basis of incomplete achievements. You are welcome to mention it in the text box for that section so that interviewers can be aware of your activities.

Multiple achievements

If you have more than one achievement in an area which only allows you to choose an option for one, eg qualifications or achievements, you should select the option corresponding to your highest scoring achievement. You can then use the space below to mention your other achievements in the area.

Achievements scored in one domain only

If you have an achievement which could potentially fit under more than one domain, you may only claim it under one option. Unless there is specific guidance to the contrary in the relevant domain's section, you should use your judgement to decide where it should be claimed.

Whilst you can only claim for an achievement in one domain, it is permissible to mention it in the text for the other area provided that you do not select a points scoring option on the basis of that achievement.

Text to justify option chosen

There will be a text box for each domain where you will be required to add text to demonstrate why you chose that option. Each section will have a maximum word count, however, we advise that you keep your explanations as short as possible to justify the selection.

Interviewers have limited time to check application forms and the more succinct you can be about your achievement, the more straightforward it will be for them to review your folder. 

Acceptable evidence

It is not possible to be presciptive about what evidence wil be acceptable to justify your selection. The key is that it is sufficient for the interviewers reviewing your folder to be confident that you have claimed correctly. A presentation in the 'Evidence folder' section of the interview preparation page of this website gives some suggestions for the types of documentation you could bring and all attending an interview are strongly advised to review this when compiling their folder.

Evidence needs to be in a format that interviewers can understand and quickly verify the achievement. Where possible avoid bringing too much documentation, acknowledging it needs to be sufficient.

A certified, authenticated translation should be provided for any documentation which is not written in English.

Time limit

There is no set number of years within which you need to have completed the achievements listed, however any achievements claimed must have been gained after commencing your medical (or first undergraduate) degree, ie achievements from school or before university cannot be claimed.

Help & FAQs

We have attempted to record the most commonly-received queries on the application FAQs  page of this website, therefore please review this area first to see if this is of assistance.

If after reading the guidance you are still unsure you can get in contact but please be aware (in most cases) we cannot tell you what option to choose: [email protected].

Additional undergraduate degrees and qualifications

There are five options available here, with a maximum score of points available in this section. In this section it is permissible to select some of the options for non-medical related qualifications; eg a BSc in psychology; it will be specified against each option where this is the case.

Degree classifications

If you have gained a degree/qualification which does not have a classification which fits in with the usual UK grading system (ie 1st, 2:1, etc.) please select the option here which you deem equivalent based upon your knowledge of the grading systems within the UK and the country where you gained your qualification.

You will be required to justify your selected option on the application form as to why you deemed this the equivalent option; interviewers may ask you about this further at interview.

Undergraduate or postgraduate?

In the event that you have gained a qualification which could be included under either the undergraduate or postgraduate degrees/qualifications section, you can include this under whichever of the two sections you feel is most appropriate.

However, you should only include this under one section or the other, but not both.

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

Additional undergraduate degrees and qualifications
OptionScore availableNotes
Degree obtained during medical course (eg intercalation, BSc, BA, etc.) - 1st class honours or equivalent 8
Undergraduate degree obtained prior to starting medicine - 1st class honours or equivalent 8
Degree obtained during medical course (eg intercalation, BSC, BA, etc.) - 2.1 or equivalent 4
Undergraduate degree obtained prior to starting medicine - 2.1 or equivalent 4
None/other: please specify   0 This space is for you to mention anything which you think is of relevance, but which cannot be categorised above. 

Please note that entries under this option do not gain marks at the application stage, but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station.

Postgraduate degrees and qualifications

You can choose from seven options here, with up to 10 marks available. In this section it is permissible to select some of the options for non-medical related qualifications, eg a PhD in psychology; it will be specified against each option where this is the case.

Degree classifications

Where you have gained a degree/qualification which does not appear to fit exactly within one of the options available here, please select the option here which you deem equivalent based upon your knowledge of the level of the qualifications within the UK and the country where you gained your qualification.

You will be required to justify your selected option on the application form as to why you deemed this the equivalent option; interviewers may ask you about this further at interview.

Undergraduate or postgraduate?

In the event that you have gained a qualification which could be included under either the undergraduate or postgraduate degrees/qualifications section, you can include this under whichever of the two sections you feel is most appropriate.

However, you should only include this under one section or the other, but not both.

Teaching postgraduate qualifications not to be included

Please note that any postgraduate qualifcations related to teaching that you may have gained (eg. PG Cert, PG Dip etc) should not be scored for in this section, and should instead be included in the Training in Teaching section.

MRCP(UK) not included

Please do not include details of MRCP(UK) (or other postgraduate examinations of this nature) within this section. These should be included under the 'MRCP(UK)' section.

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

Postgraduate degrees and qualifications
OptionScore availableNotes
PhD or DPhil Doctor of Philosophy 10 You undertook full-time research involving original work, usually of at least three years' duration, and ideally resulting in one or more peer-reviewed publication
MD Doctor of Medicine - two-year original research-based 8 You undertook full-time research involving original work, usually of at least two years' duration, and ideally resulting in one or more peer-reviewed publication
MPhil Master of Philosophy (can include non-medical related qualifications) 6
Single-year postgraduate course eg MSc, MA, MRes, etc. (can include non-medical related qualifications) 5 This must be a specific course that usually lasts for three university terms and is eight months' or more duration; it must not be claimed for upgrading a bachelor’s degree without further study as is offered in some universities
MD Doctor of Medicine - dissertation 4 You undertook a dissertation (ie writing about a subject not using your own original research) with a relatively small amount of research content, and usually of one year or less in duration

Other relevant postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate typically lasting between one and ten months (whole-time equivalent). 

You cannot claim for the MRCP(UK), or parts thereof, in this section, comparable specialty membership examinations or non-medical related qualifications.

3 This option is for relevant postgraduate courses / modules - eg diploma of tropical medicine and hygiene, teaching certificate, etc. It is not permissible to claim points for partially completed qualifications - eg 1 year of a three-year degree.
None/other: please specify 0 This space is for you to mention anything which you think is of relevance, but which cannot be categorised above

Please note that entries under this option do not gain marks at the application stage, but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station.

Additional achievements (prizes/awards)

Six options are available here, with a maximum possible score of 8.

Please note that where a stated percentage is given you must be able to demonstrate this to claim that option. If your medical school do not specify this you will need to contact them to ask whether they can supply something in writing to verify that your performance met the specified criteria.

Prizes for achievements from other scoring domains

Please note that if you have been awarded a prize for an achievement from another domain (eg a poster competition or a quality improvement project), you cannot claim points for that achievement in both domains. You can choose the domain in which to claim the points, and can mention it in text box for the other domain, but not choose a point scoring option on your application form.

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

Additional achievements
OptionScore availableNotes
Awarded national prize related to medicine (open to all trainees) 8 This means that all medical undergraduates and / or postgraduates in the country of training are eligible for this prize
High-achievement award for primary medical qualification (eg honours or distinction) awarded to no more than the top 10% 6 If more than 10% of the year receive honours/distinction etc., then it no longer marks you out as exceptional in this category
More than one prize / distinction/ merit related to parts of the medical course awarded to no more than the top 20% 4 You may only claim this if you were in the top 20% of marks for part of the course on more than one occasion
One prize / distinction / merit related to parts of the medical course awarded to no more than the top 20% 3 You may only claim this if you were in the top 20% of marks for the part of the course
Scholarship / bursary / equivalent awarded during medical course 2
None/other: please specify 0 This space is for you to mention anything you think is of relevance which cannot be categorised above. 

Please note that entries under this option do not gain marks at the application stage, but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station.

MRCP(UK)

Four options are available here, with a maximum possible score of 12.

No score is given for passing MRCP(UK) Part 1, as this is an essential eligibility requirement at time of application. See the MRCP(UK)  page for more information on this.

Alternative specialty examinations

Where you have an alternative UK specialty examination which is specified on the person specification, you can substitute the MRCP(UK) with the corresponding examination for that specialty.

For example, if you are applying to haematology, which accepts the MRCPCH, you can claim the points for completing Part 2 Written if you have completed all of the theory examinations and the points for both Part 2 Written and PACES if you have additionally completed the clinical examination and have the full MRCPCH diploma.

EEA eligibility

Those applying from the EEA route can only apply if they have completed their training, including postgraduate examination, at time of application so, assuming they are eligible, should only select the top option. 

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

MRCP(UK)
 Examination  Points
I have passed both MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written and PACES or an acceptable alternative 12
I have passed MRCP(UK) PACES but not Part 2 Written or an acceptable alternative 8
I have passed MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written but not PACES or an acceptable alternative 4
I have not passed MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written or PACES or an acceptable alternative 0

Presentations / posters

There are eight options from which you can select here, with a maximum of 6 marks available. Typically you will be invited or selected to give a presentation or show your poster. In situations where you are solely presenting or showing your poster because you have paid a fee you may only select the “none/other” option.

What is a presentation?

'Presentations' referred to here are oral presentations, with or without slides, in front of an audience of healthcare professionals.

These can be of anything related to medicine, typically a case or case series, research or other topic. It would normally be expected to include a question and answer session.

Posters

The options also allow for posters, if a poster is shown without an accompanying oral presentation you can still claim points in line with the relevant statement below.

'Shown' should be considered to mean a significant role in the production and content of the poster and attendance at any question and answer poster session during the conference/meeting at which it is displayed.

What if I did not personally present or show a poster?

If you were a significant contrubutor to a presentation but did not personally present it, you can only claim points if this was in a national or international medical meeting choosing the relevant option below.

In the case of a poster, if you did not 'show' the poster but played a significant role in the production and content, as with presentations, you can only claim points where this was for a national or international medical meeting

What is a medical meeting?

Typically this will be an audience of doctors and/or other healthcare professionals attending away from their normal place of work for which attendees will be undertaking continuing professional development.

The exception to this is the option for a local meeting where the audience is predominantly internal to that workplace.

Quality improvement & audit presentations

Please note - you must not include any presentations/posters relating to audit or quality improvement projects here - use the specific 'quality improvement' section (see QI tab for further details).

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

Presentations
OptionScore availableNotes
I have been invited/selected to give an oral presentation at a national or international medical meeting 6 National means that participation is routinely extended to, and accepted by, anyone in the country; as implied, international means participation extends beyond this
I have been invited/selected to show more than one poster at national or international medical meetings 6 National means that participation is routinely extended to, and accepted by, anyone in the country; as implied, international means participation extends beyond this
I have been invited/selected to show one poster at a national or international medical meeting 4 National means that participation is routinely extended to, and accepted by, anyone in the country; as implied, international means participation extends beyond this
I have been invited/selected to give an oral presentation at a regional medical meeting 4 Regional means that participation is confined to, for example, a county, medical training region, health authority, or a recognised cluster of hospitals, extending beyond a city
I have been invited/selected to show one or more posters at a regional medical meeting(s) 3 Regional means that participation is confined to, for example, a county, medical training region, health authority, or a recognised cluster of hospitals, extending beyond a city 

If you have contributed to a poster presented nationally or internationally, but were not first author, and have not used another drop-down option to claim this achievement, you may use this option
I have been invited/selected to give an oral presentation, or shown one or more posters at a local medical meeting(s) 2 Local usually means participation is confined to a local hospital or university setting 

If you have contributed to a poster presented regionally but were not first author, and have not used another drop-down option to claim this achievement, you may use this option
I was a significant contributor to an oral presentation or poster at a national or international medical meeting, which I did not personally present or show 2 Regional and local meetings where you did not make the presentation or were present for a poster question and answer session do not qualify. 
None/other: please specify 0 This option can be used for anything else you think is relevant that cannot be categorised above, including presentations not yet delivered.

Please note that entries under this option do not gain marks at the application stage, but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station.

Publications

There are ten options available here, with a maximum score of 8 points

Below the table is a short glossary of terms used in the options.

PubMed citations

Any item included under an option stating 'PubMed-cited' must be cited in PubMed, so as to demonstrate that it is both peer-reviewed and relevant to medicine.

Where possible, you should include this PubMed reference when giving details of publications. Cochrane reviews can be regarded as equivalent.

The only exception to this is in the case of published medical books, which do not require PubMed citation.

In press

Whilst achievements not yet gained cannot usually be claimed, an exception to this are any articles/publications which have been completely accepted, but are just waiting to be published - ie 'in press'.

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

Publications
OptionScore availableNotes
I am first author, or joint-first author, of two or more PubMed-cited original research publications (or in press) 8 For this option, you need to be first or joint-first author in all of the publications to which you refer
I am co-author of two or more PubMed-cited original research publications (or in press) 7 This option can be interpreted as 'I am at least co-author in more than one...'
I am first author, or joint-first author, of one PubMed-cited original research publication (or in press) 6
I have written at least 50% of a book related to medicine (this does not include self-published books) 6 This refers to medicine in its broadest sense and not just hospital medicine. Books must be published by an independent publishing house, ie not self-published
I am co-author of one PubMed-cited original research publication (or in press) 5
I am first author, joint-first author, or co-author of more than one PubMed-cited other publication (or in press) such as editorials, reviews, case reports, letters, etc   4
I have written a chapter of a book related to medicine in its broadest sense (this does not include self-published books) 4 This refers to medicine in its broadest sense and not just hospital medicine. Books must be published by an independent publishing house, ie not self-published
I am first author, joint-first author, or co-author of one PubMed-cited other publication (or in press) such as an editorial, review, case report, letter, etc 3

I have published one or more abstracts, non peer-reviewed articles or published articles that are not PubMed-cited

2 The article does not need to be medical in the strictest sense, but you must be able to justify its relevance to your application at any interview you attend 
None/other: please specify 0 This option can be used for anything else you think is relevant that cannot be categorised above, including things not yet accepted for publication.

Please note that entries under this option do not gain marks at the application stage, but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station.

In press - this means that your piece has been fully accepted for publication; no further alterations are required; and it is just waiting to be published.

PubMed - virtually all published articles relevant to medicine will have a unique PubMed ID number (PMID) assigned to it. If a published article does not have a PMID, it is unlikely to be relevant here.

Peer-reviewed - this means that your piece has been sent to one or more independent reviewers prior to acceptance for publication.

Submitted article - this cannot gain any marks at the short-listing stage, because it is not known if it will be published. However, you may wish to mention it to support your application, and you may wish to discuss this at interview.

First author - this means first on the list of authors.

Joint-first author - this is a specific definition and will be specified in the publication.

Co-author - this means that you are on the list of authors, but are not first or joint-first author.

'Other' publication - anything that is not an original research article (or book/chapter) - eg editorials, reviews, abstracts, case reports, letters, etc. On-line discussion forums or posted articles do not count.

Original research - this covers basic scientific research as well as systematic reviews/meta-analyses.

Teaching

Teaching is split into two separate scoring areas, ‘Teaching experience’ and ‘Training in teaching’, which collectively add up to a maximum of 12 marks available.

A glossary of terms used is included at the bottom of the page.

Timescale of programmes

It is difficult to be prescriptive about timescales as it will depend on the regularity and length of sessions. What is important is that a lasting commitment to a meaningful teaching programme can be demonstrated. Therefore you will need to use your professional judgement if your programme was less than three months on whether you can reasonably select this option and provide evidence accordingly. 

In the interview you may be asked to expand upon the frequency and duration of your teaching experience.

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

Teaching experience

There are five options available, with a maximum of marks available.

  

Teaching experience

  

Option

Score available

Notes

I have worked with local tutors to design and organise a teaching programme (a series of sessions) to enhance locally organised teaching for healthcare professionals or medical students. I have contributed regularly to teaching over a period of approximately three months or longer. I have evidence of formal feedback.

7

You have identified a gap in teaching provided and have worked with local tutors to design and organise a teaching program, and arrange teachers. You have a certificate or letter of recognition of your contribution. You have evidence of formal feedback from these sessions, or a ‘Developing the Clinical Teacher’ form and have reflected upon this.

I have organised a local teaching programme for healthcare professionals or medical students consisting of more than one session and contributed regularly to teaching over a period of approximately three months or longer. I have evidence of formal feedback.

6

You have worked with local tutors to organise an existing programme and arrange teachers. You have a certificate or letter of recognition of your contribution. You have evidence of formal feedback from these sessions, or a ‘Developing the Clinical Teacher’ form and have reflected upon this.

I have provided regular teaching for healthcare professionals or medical students over a period of approximately three months or longer. I have evidence of formal feedback.

4

For example, regular bedside or classroom teaching, acting as a mentor to a student or acting as a tutor in a virtual learning environment. You have a certificate or letter of recognition of your contribution. You have evidence of formal feedback from these sessions, or a ‘Developing the Clinical Teacher’ form and have reflected upon this.

I have taught medical students or other healthcare professionals occasionally. I have evidence of formal feedback.

2

You have provided teaching on an ad hoc basis. You have evidence of formal feedback from these sessions, or a ‘Developing the Clinical Teacher’ form and have reflected upon this.

none/other: please specify

0

This option can be used for anything else you think is relevant that cannot be categorised above.
  
  Please note that entries under this option do not gain marks at the application stage, but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station.

Training in teaching

There are five options available, with a maximum of 5 marks available.

  

Training in teaching

  

Option

Score available

Notes

I have been awarded a masters level teaching qualification.

5

This could be full time over one academic year or part-time over multiple years.

I have a higher qualification in teaching eg PG Cert or PG Diploma.

3

 

I have had substantial training in teaching methods lasting more than two days.

2

This should be additional to any training received as part of your primary medical qualification.

Please see the notes below on 'substantial training in teaching'. 

I have had brief training in teaching methods lasting no more than two days or online modules.

1

 This should be additional to any training received as part of your primary medical qualification.

I have had no training in teaching methods.

0

Glossary of teaching section terms

Local - this means the programme is confined to a local hospital, trust or university setting.

Designing and organising this means you have identified a gap in the teaching provided and have worked with local tutors to design and organise a teaching programme, arrange teachers and contributed regularly to the teaching for the defined period. 

Substantial training in teaching - this means you have undergone formal training, lasting more than 2 days (whole time equivalent). Substantial training is defined here as more than the usual short (one or two day) course which is mandatory for most trainee doctors, and more than the usual online modules completed in a few hours. This does not necessarily need to be a single course but where multiple courses have been attended, these must be complimentary and not covering similar topics.

Evidence of attendance and reflection on learning should be available. 

Feedback - this means you have either evidence of  senior observation and feedback (eg Developing the Clinical Teacher form) or that there has been collection and analysis of participants' feedback forms with independent verification. Independent feedback should ideally be supported by a letter or certificate from a course organiser/deputy, local tutors or a report detailing the analysis. It is also important that you have reflected upon feedback received and can comment on this on your application form and at interview if questioned.

Quality improvement

Six options are available here, with a maximum score available of  10.

The QI project may be a new project or might involve the further development and sustainability of an existing change project.

Clinical audits can be a type of QI project, although not all audits use QI methodology. Your project/audit must demonstrate use of QI methodology and repeated Plan Do Act Study Act cycles.

QI activities are commonly carried out as part of a team. This is encouraged and the scoring system is designed to allow the higher marks to be claimed where you played a significant role in all the stages required by the option you select.

In the interview you may be asked to expand upon your role, impact and learning points from your QI activities.

Please note

  • You cannot claim a presentation of your quality improvement project in the  presentation  section of the application form; any presentations relating to audits or quality improvement projects must be detailed here as the scoring system is set up to include this.

  • You can only choose an option based on a single quality improvement project. If you have been involved in more than one you will need to pick the option corresponding to the highest-scoring statement which is applicable. In addition please use the accompanying text-box to give details of what your involvement was, so that interviewers will be aware of the depth of your experience with quality improvement.
  • You can only score points for a QI project if you have implemented repeated change cycles. If you have not completed a single cycle the only option which is relevant here is that which gains 2 points.

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

 Quality improvement
OptionScore availableNotes

I played a leading role in the  design  and implementation of a sustainable change using QI methodology 

and 

I have  presented  the complete results at a meeting

10

You had a lead role in devising the question to be asked (or how an existing project could be developed further/sustained), developing the project plan, identifying potential solutions, implementing repeated change cycles, collating and presenting the data, and identifying sustainability for the work.

It is likely that this involved working as part of a team but you must evidence your own role within the QI activity with demonstrable leadership in design, implementation and learning.

I played a leading role in the  design   and implementation  of a  sustainable change using  QI methodology 

but

I have not presented the results

8

As above; but the work was not presented by you.

I have  actively participated  in using QI methodologythrough a QI project, 

and 

I have  presented  the complete results at a meeting

6 You participated actively in the project and presentation of the findings, but did not design or take a leading role in the project

I have  actively participated  in using QI methodologythrough a QI project,

but

I have  not presented  the complete results at a meeting

4 You participated actively in the project, but did not design, take a leading role, or present the project
I have participated  only in certain stages  of a quality improvement project 2 For example, you assisted with data collection for the project
none/other: please specify 0 This option can be used for anything else you think is relevant that cannot be categorised above.  

Please note  that entries under this option  do not gain marks at the application stage , but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station. 


 

Leadership and management

Four options are available here, with a maximum score available of 6.

Must relate to your role as a doctor or medical student

The point scoring options can only be used for roles related to your role in the provision of healthcare (eg a role on the medical students’ society). Roles such as being the captain of a medical school/hospital sports team/social society would not qualify as this relates to that activity and not to the field of healthcare.

However, you can mention leadership and management roles from outside medicine in the text for this section of your application form.

Positive impact

To score points in this role you must be able to indicate how you have made a difference in your leadership/management role.

In the interview you may be asked to expand upon the positive impact you have made in this role.

Which domain to claim an achievement

If as part of your leadership/management role you undertook an activity which could be claimed under another scoring domain of the application, eg a presentation, you cannot claim points in both sections based on this activity.

You will need to choose the domain in which to claim the achievement. However, you can mention it in the free text on the application form for domain in which you are not claiming points.

You cannot claim in this section for anything directly relating to a quality improvement project.

Duration of role

The point scoring options can only be used for roles which you have held for a minimum of six months. This is as of the application closing date and no leeway is allowed to ensure consistency for all applicants.

Evidence

As with all achievements claimed on your form, you must be able to provide evidence to substantiate your claim. Whilst it is not possible to be prescriptive about what this should be, examples could include: minutes from meetings, a letter confirming your appointment to a role, a paper/report you have produced, formal feedback from colleagues. However, this is not an exhaustive list.

Your evidence should be able to demonstrate that you held/have held the role for the six month minimum.

Additional guidance

The 'Overview' tab has some general guidance on scoring, so please review this if you are unclear, however please be aware we cannot give guidance on which specific option to choose.

You can also refer to the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s standards for medical professionals and the GMC’s generic professional capabilities for further information.

Leadership and Management
OptionScore availableNotes
I hold/have held a national leadership or managerial role related to the provision of healthcare for 6 or more months and can demonstrate a positive impact 6 Examples include: BMA national executive, trainee representative of a specialist society or college or a nationally held leadership and management fellowship.
I hold/have held a regional leadership or managerial role related to the provision of healthcare for 6 or more months and can demonstrate a positive impact 4 Examples include a role covering more than one hospital or covering a postgraduate training region
I hold/have held a local leadership or managerial role related to the provision of healthcare for 6 or more months and can demonstrate a positive impact 2 Examples include a role within one hospital or medical school such as junior doctors’ mess president or trainee representative on a hospital committee.
None/other: please specify 0

You can use the space to mention anything which you think is of relevance that cannot be categorised above. This includes leadership/management roles outside of medicine and those not meeting the minimum time duration.

Please note that entries under this option do not gain marks at the application stage, but may be one of the factors taken into account by interviewers when deciding upon your score at the evidence and suitability station.