Portfolio Pathway

The Portfolio Pathway (previously known as CESR; Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) is the route to specialist registration for doctors who have not completed a GMC-approved training programme, but who can demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills (capabilities) and qualifications (also referred to as knowledge, skills and experience; KSEs) required to practise as a specialist in the UK.

Comprehensive information is available on the General Medical Council (GMC) website.

The GMC website provides additional information about more nuanced types of application for specialist registration, and a tool to identify the correct application and guidance on next steps.

We have talks available on the Education Portal with advice and reflections on CESR, which may be of interest. Please always refer to the latest guidance on the Portfolio Pathway as processes may differ to those described in these talks (from 2019).