Breaks or Gaps in your Clinical Practice

Clinical gaps or breaks in your practice, before, during, and after your internship is a concern for many, which is why we thought it important to discuss how you can approach them. This thing becomes a big issue even before you think about taking any steps towards getting GMC registration.

The whole discussion in this post is for non-UK non-EEA nationals with a non-European qualification. For example, a Bangladeshi national with a Bangladeshi medical degree. GMC has a very well laid out

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Dr.yasamin.mir
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Dr.yasamin.mir

I graduated from university and finished my 18 months internship at 2016 ,then based on some personal and familial reasons I didn’t have clinical practice for about a year i mean till 2017 ,and then from 2017 till now I’ve been working in an emergency department of a hospital as… Read more »

Ukamaka Okonkwo
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Ukamaka Okonkwo

Hi, thatnks for the information you share. They are really helpful. I graduated in 2017 and I have a 2years gap. I have not done my internship yet. I just passed plab1. What do I do? Is my Uk dream crushed? TIA

Vishnu
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Vishnu

After completing my internship I took a year to prepare for plab and after giving plab 2 it is almost 14 month gap can I show I took a year to prepare for plab and ielts and what evidence can I give for this

Dalila MNA
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Dalila MNA

Hi, thanks for this article 🙂 I graduated in 2015 and since then I didn’t have any medical practice. However, I undertook postgraduate studies in biomedical sciences and get my master degree in 2018. After that, I started a PhD in neurosciences but I want to move to UK and… Read more »

Ashitha Peter
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Ashitha Peter

I graduated in this April and I’ll be appearing plab 1 in next March as all seats got booked in my country India. There will be an invitable gap of 1 yr. So I’m planning to work as a medical officer in a local clinic. And I’m afraid they dont… Read more »

Shamima nasrin Brishty
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Shamima nasrin Brishty

I finished my internship at 2016.after that i was involved in clinical practice for about 6 months.than for some familial reasons I was moved to Canada with my husband at 2018.so,until now I didn’t have any medical practice & will be also because without PR & licence exam there is… Read more »

Shambhavi Tewary
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Shambhavi Tewary

I finished my graduation and internship in 2011 and have been working thereafter, with a 4 month gap in the last 5 years and 24 days gap in the last 1 year. What should I tell GMC about this 24 day gap , as I was actually working but was… Read more »

Jenniwot
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Jenniwot

I completed my internship last year November and from thence I started preparing for ielts and Plab. I wrote ielts January of this year and Plab in March. I’m yet to write Plab 2 exam due to some personal restraints. The thing is, since completion of internship till now I… Read more »

Krishna Indu Mohan
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Krishna Indu Mohan

Thankyou so much for the article. I finished my internship in March 2019 and in June 2019 i joined as a tutor in dept of biochemistry in one of the medical college in India. Now i have cleared sep PLAB1 . The place i worked will not provide me with… Read more »

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