Provisional registration (alongside a license to practice) only allows newly qualified doctors to undertake an approved Foundation Year 1 post. The law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to work in any other type of post. On successful completion of Foundation Year 1, you will be able to apply for full GMC registration.
Provisional registration is available to doctors with the following nationality, rights and qualifications:
- UK medical graduates who have completed their medical degree at a UK University recognised in the Medical Act 1983
- International medical graduates who have an acceptable primary medical qualification and who have passed the PLAB test but who have not completed an internship
- Nationals from the EEA, Switzerland and other countries with EC rights who qualified outside of the EEA and Switzerland
- Nationals from the EEA, Switzerland and doctors who have EC rights who qualified at EEA or Swiss medical schools
- Doctors who have qualified in an EEA member state can apply to do their practical training (internship) in the UK if the practical training counts towards a medical degree which requires this for compliance with Directive 2005/36/EC