The BMA can help International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are applying for a UK fellowship, whether you're looking to make the move to come to the UK or are just starting out in your new job ... click here to view this information from the BMA.
All doctors applying to work in the UK must have registration with a licence to practise medicine and undertake activities restricted to doctors by law, such as writing prescriptions and signing death certificates ... click here to view this information from NHS Employers.
This guide explains how to apply for full GMC registration with a licence to practise. You are eligible for this if you graduated from a medical school outside the UK or Switzerland, have passed both parts of the PLAB test within the past two years and have completed an internship ... click here to view this information from the GMC.
The infographic below (first published in Aug 2017) shows the pathway for non-UK doctors who apply for a UK post. The scheme, administered by the RCSEd, helps non-UK doctors to obtain registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) without taking the PLAB test, and to get sponsorship under the Department of Health's Medical Training Initiative. Further information for International Medical Graduates, from the Royal College of Surgeons, can be found here.
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