Which Postgraduate Qualifications are GMC accepted?

  • July 23, 2021
 

The GMC recognise some overseas qualifications as equivalent to Royal College qualifications.

Listed below are the overseas postgraduate qualifications currently accepted by the GMC. This means to say these qualifications meet the same standards as UK postgraduate qualifications, though please note, this does not mean they are the same in every way and they do not guarantee entry to the UK Specialty training.

If your qualification is not listed as equivalent, then you will be required to complete a Royal College Postgraduate Qualification or PLAB. You can use the GMC application finder to find the application that’s right for you.

Country

Awarding Body

Qualification

 America 

American Board of Anaesthesiology

Certificate of the American Board of Anaesthesiology

 

The American Board of Radiology 

The American Board of Radiology diagnostic radiology examination

Australia/New Zealand 

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) awarded since January 2010

 

 The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) awarded since 2001

 

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians 

FRACP Adult medicine or evidence of three years of basic training (PREP) + achievement of RACP written and clinical examinations 

 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) awarded since January 2012

 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists 

Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) (Clinical Radiology)

Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) (Radiation Oncology)

 

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

 Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) awarded since 1 January 2013

 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) awarded since 1 January 2007

 

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

 Fellowship of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (FDRHMNNZ) awarded since 1 January 2012

 

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

 Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) awarded since 1 January 2012

Bangladesh 

Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons

Fellowship in Anaesthesia or Anaesthesiology awarded between July 1999 and October 2019

Canada 

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Accreditation in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Diagnostic Radiology examination

 

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

 Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) awarded since 1 January 2009

Europe

European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (previously the European Academy of Anaesthesiology or European Society of Anaesthesiology)

Diplomate of European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (DESAIC) (previously the Diplomate of European Academy of Anaesthesiology DEAA) or Diplomate of European Society of Anaesthesiology (DESA))

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

European Diploma of Intensive Care (EDIC) awarded since January 2015

Hong Kong

Hong Kong College of Physicians

Membership of the Hong Kong College of Physicians

Ireland

College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland 

Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (previously Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland)

 

Royal College of Physicians in Ireland

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in General Medicine, awarded after 1 January 2007

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in Paediatrics  (Medicine of Childhood), awarded after 1 January 2007

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, awarded after 1 January 2007

Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM), awarded after 1 January 2007

Membership of the Faculty of Public Medicine (MFPHMI), awarded after 1 January 2007

 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

MRCS (collegiate examination)

MRSCI (intercollegiate examination)

MRSCI (ENT) (intercollegiate examination)

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Fellowship of the Faculty or the College of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiologists in Clinical Radiology of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FFR RCSI)

Malaysia 

Ministry of Health

Master of Medicine (MMED) Malaysia with MRCP (UK) awarded since 1 July 2010

This must include four years of clinical experience (required to complete MMED) plus two years of training

Pakistan 

College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

Fellowship in Anaesthesiology awarded since 1998

Singapore 

National University of Singapore

 Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) including MRCP (UK) 

 

Joint Committee on Specialist Training Singapore 

Master of Medicine (MMED) Singapore, plus MRCP (UK) awarded since 1 July 2010

 

College of Anaesthetists of South Africa

Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa FCA (SA)

South Africa 

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 

Fellowship of the College of Radiologists of SA FC Rad Diag (SA) - Diag Rad awarded after 1 October 2013

 

College of Family Physicians of South Africa

 Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa (FCFP(SA)) awarded since 1 January 2007

Sri Lanka 

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Doctor of Medicine or MD (Anaesthesiology)

Doctor of Medicine or MD, (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Doctor of Medicine or MD (medicine) awarded after January 2017

Doctor of Medicine or MD (surgery) awarded after July 2017

West Indies 

University of the West Indies

Doctor of Medicine (Anaesthesia) awarded between September 2003 and May 2014

(Course title has since changed to Doctor of Medicine (Anaesthesia and Intensive care))

 

 

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