Diploma in UK Medical Practice

The DipUKMP has been developed through a partnership between LSTM and the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and now incorporates a partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) 

What is the DipUKMP? 

The Diploma in UK Medical Practice (DipUKMP) is a new postgraduate level programme allowing international medical graduates working in National Health Service (NHS) hospital trusts in the UK, through the Medical Training Initiatives of RCP London and RCPCH, to work towards a professional diploma through their NHS work. The programme aims to maximise the opportunities presented by NHS work placements to gain and demonstrate clinical competency, engage with medical education and other NHS activities and develop skills in reflective practice. It sets a standard of expected achievement for this period of clinical training.

Who is the programme for? 

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who work in the NHS through the RCP London or RCPCH Medical Training Initiative may enrol for this professional diploma. It is suitable for those entering training at core medical or specialty training (ST3+) level. All practising doctors need skills not only in clinical work but in medical education, clinical governance and quality improvement and this programme helps support the development of those professional skills for hospital physicians (IMGs) training in the NHS. 

What are the benefits of enrolling on the DipUKMP? 

The Medical Training Initiative (MTI) facilitates up to two years training in the NHS. Alongside the knowledge-based assessment of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health examinations taken by some IMGs while working in the UK, this programme provides the opportunity to gain a further postgraduate qualification in medical practice that may enhance career progression and that may be used to demonstrate that the required level of clinical competency and other skills has been reached. It is awarded by a well-renowned academic institution (LSTM) in partnership with world-leading medical institutions RCP and RCPCH.

What are the requirements of the programme? 

The majority of the work is done through clinical practice in NHS work placements. To evidence learning and development, IMGs are required to use the e-portfolio used by UK trainees and log clinical training, courses attended, work-place based assessments and involvement in medical education and either clinical governance or quality improvement work. The e-portfolio must demonstrate that all competencies and work-place based assessments (also known as supervised learning events) requirements are met to the standard expected of an equivalent UK trainee and that the learning outcomes for the DipUKMP have been met. 

In addition, students are required to submit a 2500 word reflective written assignment, based on their involvement in one of clinical practice, medical education or quality improvement/clinical governance work.


The enrolment fee is £750 (GBP) per student and is payable on registration. 


To register on this programme, please complete the online application form.




For further details or enquiries, please contact:


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Royal College of Physicians of London

Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health

Director of Studies, Dr Clare van Halsema and Programme Administrator Natasha Sutton.

E-mail dipukmp@lstmed.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)151 705 3754

IMG manager, Naa Akleh Noi Odonkor

E-mail naa.noi@rcplondon.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)20 3075 1632

MTI co-ordinator Monika Ma (née Filasiewicz)

E-mail monika.ma@rcpch.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)20 7092 6140