Important information regarding GMC and Tier 5 sponsorship

The RCP is a GMC approved sponsor for GMC registration purposes.

There are four ways to get registration:

  • pass in the PLAB test
  • sponsorship with a GMC approved sponsor
  • an acceptable postgraduate qualification
  • eligibility for entry to the specialist or GP registers CESR or CEGPR.

Please note that, as part of GMC registration, international medical graduates are required to have their primary medical qualification independently verified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) through their online system - known as the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service. Applicants to the MTI scheme will need to set up an online EPIC account and have their qualification verified before we are able to provide GMC sponsorship.

If you have already had your qualification verified by the ECFMG you will not need to have it verified again but you will require an EPIC account in order for the GMC to review this.

Please see the GMC website for more information regarding registration.