Mandatory training costs 2017


This paper sets out the mandatory costs of training involved in College enrolment fees, examination costs and GMC fees. It also provides links to College websites where information will be available on further professional development and additional non-mandatory costs.

It has been compiled to help pre-specialty doctors make fully informed career selections, with a clear understanding of the mandatory costs of their future training pathway. It has been produced with the combined information and support of the Royal Colleges via the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

The work originated from Health Education England’s Enhancing Junior Doctors Working Lives Group and the Foundation Doctor Representative of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Trainee Doctor Group. Together Trainees and Colleges have worked to produce this mandatory cost information, with further details of non-mandatory costs being added to the respective college and faculty websites.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is grateful to Dr Samantha Mills, vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Trainee Doctors’ Group, and Professor Jane Dacre, vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges for their work compiling this report.

All figures and information have been provided and certified as correct by the individual royal colleges and faculties and is accurate at time of publication. This document will be updated annually at the beginning of every academic year, but for the very latest information you are advised to check directly with the college or faculty.