GMC Student Associate Recruitment

Are you interested in medical or healthcare education? Would you like to know more about how the regulator ensures standards are maintained within the profession? Would you like the opportunity to work with some of the leading experts in medical and healthcare education in the UK? If so, please consider applying to become one of our student associates.  

The role of the GMC in overseeing UK medical education and training

The GMC is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. Our purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. We will also shortly begin regulating Physician Associates (PA) and Anaesthesia Associates (AA); this is subject to the necessary legislative changes. As part of the GMC’s work, the Quality Assurance – Monitoring and Improvement team conducts regular quality assurance activities with medical schools and postgraduate organisations across the UK. This could be regular face to face or virtual visits to a new medical school, document reviews, or observations. We plan to carry out similar quality assurance activities for PA and AA course providers.

Our associates provide expert advice and help us make judgements about how organisations are meeting our standards. Your role will be to work with a team of other associates and GMC staff, and offer the perspective of a current student, commenting on an organisation’s processes. The opinions of our student associates are just as important as the rest of the associate team, and we come together to make joint decisions about whether standards are being met.

What we are looking for

Applicants should either be pursuing a medical degree at a UK medical school, or an undergraduate or postgraduate PA/AA degree at a UK course provider. For medical students, we are only accepting applications from students in either Years 1 or 2.  For PA and AA students, we are only accepting applications from Year 1 students.

We do not require applicants to have any experience in quality assurance or knowledge of medical education: instead, we will look for evidence of applicants’ excellent communication and team working skills alongside the ability to analyse complex data and draw logical conclusions.

We offer a daily fee of £310 with reasonable expenses and the flexibility necessary for you to fulfil your other commitments. The role will involve desk-based reviews, conference calls, and some travel to GMC offices as well as other non-GMC locations. Annual time commitments will vary considerably, but associates can expect around six days of GMC work per annum. Please note that we may not ask you to work each year of your four year contract.

As an organisation we are committed to the diversity of our workforce.  We seek and actively encourage applications from a wide range of people including those from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and disabled candidates. We believe that equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) are an integral part of our work as a regulator, and as an employer. This is why we’ve integrated our ED&I commitments into our corporate strategy (2021-2025). Our ED&I commitments are driven by our ambition to make progress in tackling persistent issues related to inequality, and to achieve positive changes and outcomes for the diverse groups we work with and for. More information about our strategy and commitments can be found here.

Please click on the link here to find out more and apply.

Closing date: 01 June 2021 at midnight.

Interview dates: 12-30 July 2021.’