Overseas Doctors Training in Anaesthesia_UK
Overseas Doctors Training in Anaesthesia_UK 

Welcome to ODTA-UK

This site was created by me to help Overseas graduates planning to come to the UK for training in Anaesthesia.


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Last Updated on : 20 October 2015

Immigration and Tier2

recruitment process: a quick guide

NHS Employers Website : Details of Tier 1 and working in the UK are on this link.

Current immigration rules can be seen on this page.

Iimmigration rules for international medical graduates are constantly changing. For latest rules in existence,

please click HERE for the UKBA website.

Several changes have been implemented and go through the UKBA website categories carefully to satisfy that

your indidividual categorisation is correct! HSMP has changed to a new Points Based Immigration System

For Post Graduate Doctors the UKBA has given the following information:
Special requirements for postgraduate doctors

Questions and answers

The link above contains common questions and answers related to the changes

to immigration rules for postgraduate doctors and dentists. It is about Immigration and International Recruitment in general

MTAs has been abandoned after failing to provide
a reliable system for selecting

the best available trainees and this MMC (Modernising Medical Careers) link gives

information relevant to Post Graduate Doctors' training in the UK.

The MMC website gives information for Overseas doctors. For more details, go to the
MMC website by clicking HERE

Foundation Programme and Overseas Doctors!

Please visit the GMC web site for details of eligibility after PLAB.

F1 and F2 year programmes details are available here

These will have important implications on your eligibility for jobs.

Those who have completed Internship as part of their Medical Qualification (as is mandatory
for most Overseas Doctors), will NOT be eligible for F1 Posts.

F2 posts will be first given to all who satisfactorily complete F1 and an unspecified number
will be available to Overseas Doctors.

It has been reported that many doctors are unsuccessful in the evaluation tests conducted for
F1 trainees leading to potential termination of their training.

PMETB has merged with GMC


Click on the link above if you wish to know more about me

have I got this site?

have found that a lot of candidates aspiring
to come to UK for
in Anaesthesia in the UK don't have proper guidance

or information and we are all finding it
increasingly difficult

to personally advise each and every candidate
about the system here

Unfortunately, even the many candidates that
have personally

benefited from our help, don't give back anything
to the system

and don't help or guide their friends who follow

I therefore thought I would save myself and my

(Consultant Colleagues) and the Trainees, the
trouble of repeating

things over and over again and not being able
to consistently

spare the time to do so.

In the UK, a Consultant's life has become much

and we work longer hours and have a lot of admin
work as well.

remember that I am only doing this out of goodwill.
I am now retired from Clinical Practice

I cannot get you a Clinical Attachment or a job.
Please don't send me

your CV. I won't have time to look at it.

I am not an authority on any of these matters.

Any clarification about eligibility to apply,
PLAB exemption,

Examination eligibility, etc. should be sought
from the

relevant authorities e.g. RCA, GMC etc.

Consultants are leaving the NHS and going to other

and some are retiring much earlier.

So please understand if Consultants don't respond

immediately or pleasantly. A lot of us work harder
than trainees half our age.

Disclaimer: Please read the disclaimer before proceeding.

This is to avoid any hard feelings afterwards.

C G Nanda Kumar (Webmaster)

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Retired Consultant Anaesthetist and Specialist Medicolegal Adviser.

Examiner for MCAI Examinations of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and the IMRCS Examinations of the RCPSGlasgow and RCS England.



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