All students at the University of Cambridge are subject to the statutory provisions of University Discipline set out in regulations.
Student doctors are studying for a degree that will automatically allow them to register provisionally as a medical professional. During their studies, they work within this professional environment and the General Medical Council (GMC) expects them to behave in a manner appropriate to their future role.
The standards of behaviour expected of them are set out in guidance published by the GMC and Medical Schools Council: Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise (March 2009), paragraphs 15 – 38; students receive a copy of the guidance and the notes on the legal status of students when they join the University.
The University has also agreed a Code of Conduct for student doctors to guide them during their studies. Students are asked to confirm that they are willing to adhere to these standards and their names are entered in a Medical Student Register which entitles them to have supervised contact with patients. Students whose health or conduct may lead them to be a risk to patients may be removed from the Medical Student Register and will not be permitted to enter MB examinations for the award of the MB/BChir and provisional registration with the GMC.