UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


Fitness to practise

Students on professional training programmes are expected to conduct themselves and to behave in a professional manner at all times, both at UCL, in the workplace and in their conduct outside of work, in line with the professional codes of practice that apply to their discipline.

Professional programmes have a duty to the public to ensure that students seeking to enrol and students who are enrolled meet the relevant standards of professional conduct.

In the first instance programmes at UCL will always seek to support students and to find ways to resolve any issues. Where this is not possible, and serious concerns remain, programmes may refer students to a Fitness to Practise panel.

UCL has a Fitness to Practise Policy which covers all students on professional programmes.

Full details of the Fitness to Practice procedure can be downloaded here:

More details about the ways in which programmes manage concerns about Fitness to Practise can be found in the student guides. Guidance for medical students about how the Medical School manages the initial stages of FtP may be found here: