Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP)

Non-urgent advice: STEP

All applicants to the Foundation Programme are encouraged to make full use of the Supporting Trainees Entering Practice process by completing the relevant form. This process is intended to support the transition from undergraduate medical education to postgraduate training and employment as a doctor.

The STEP form is completed in advance of the start of the programme to allow Foundation Schools and employers time to identify suitable adjustments, if necessary, and prepare for the arrival of doctors by ensuring appropriate support mechanisms are in place.

The information on these pages is for all UK and international medical graduates and replaces the guidance which was previously available in a PDF document. Queries about the process should be emailed to