Medical education in the UK covers:
–undergraduate education-four or five years at medical school ,the section of a university responsible for medical education
–a two-year Foundation Programme which provides training for new doctors after graduation through a series of placements in different specialties
-postgraduate training which doctors take to become GP’s or consultants-senior specialists’-often delivered through colleges for different specialties,for example the Royal College Physicians
–continuing professional development in the form of courses and seminars,which doctors undertake throughout their working lives to keep up to date.