HOW TO GO
Before you proceed, please click on this link indi_go
and go through the plight of doctors already in the UK. Jobs are not easy to get and you can get an idea of the competition from the requests for help.If
you have previous experience in Anaesthesia, and
if you satisfy the Royal College of Anaesthetists'
criteria, you could qualify for sponsorship by
the RCA : see below.If
you have no previous experience in Anaesthesia,
you can still seek a career in Anaesthesia in
UK, but you will have to take the PLAB
test and pass it. Please remember that passing PLAB is only the first step and does not guarantee a job in any way. There are innumerable doctors who are stuck after PLAB and are unable to get a job within 6 months.
Please be aware of this and do not be disappointed afterwards!The GMC Flow chart shows the scheme and can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding links (in blue), on the flow chart below:
What type of registration can you apply for?
Use the chart below to identify the appropriate route to registration for you. Click the highlighted text for further information. (GMC Link)
: FOR THE FULLY INTERACTIVE FLOW CHART CLICK ON THE 'GMC LINK'
route you take, the RCA recommends 1 year out
of Anaesthesia experience before you undergo training
First step is to confirm your eligibility to obtain
Registration with GMC.This
is usually Limited Registration. To
obtain this, you should either pass the PLAB
test or obtain exemption from the PLAB
either case, you would still need to pass the
IELTS exam. Click
on this link to go to the GMC page: Registration for Doctors for details about Registration.If you are trying
to get exemption from the PLAB
test, you should confirm your eligibility for this
by writing to the RCA. To see the Training and Working options, go to the RCA website : Click
Here!Yorkshire Deanery Handbook for Overseas Doctors: click on this link to see the excellent Handbook which gives a lot of information for Overseas Doctors.You will find the details of all the information given above in this handbook.
You can either open the word document on the web or save and print or read at leisure
It is increasingly getting more and more difficult to get jobs especially in certain specialties.
Whether you pass PLAB or get exemption from PLAB, the competition is very heavy and please be mentally prepared for a delay of upto about 6 months between eligibility to apply for jobs and actually getting jobs. If it takes less than this time, count yourself extremely lucky.Indi_go
Click on this link to go to the Yahoo Group of Indi_go. You have to join the group (Free!) to access the Forum. Here you can see the practical difficulties faced by Overseas Doctors and could be useful to learn from others' experiences.Please
go to "Academic Page" for links to PLAB related sites.FAQ:
Click on this link to go to Frequently Asked Questions!MEDICAL
TRAINING IN UKModernising Medical Careers
I have included the links below, even though it is a long list, because the MMC is of vital importance to Overseas Doctors. This is going to change the prospects, eligibility and probably the number of job vacancies as well.
So please make yourself familiar with this New system! What is the Modernising Medical Careers Programme? The Modernising Medical Careers project is a major reform of postgraduate medical training. Fundamental to the new system is the two-year Foundation Programme.Information about the programme is available : HEREODTS Scheme has now been rebranded to 'International Training Fellowship'
Overseas Doctors Training Scheme has been replaced with schemes which include MTI(Medical Training Initiative)
. This link gives you access to the RCOA flyer on MTIAll applicants will now have to be on a Tier 5 visa under the auspices of the Medical Training Initiative (MTI).
The College of Anaesthetists R.C.S.I. is the regulatory body responsible for all anaesthesia training in Ireland and all hospital training posts in Anaesthesia are educationally accredited by the College.
Before applying for a training post, doctors must be registered with the Ireland Medical Council.