GMC approved Internship and UKFPO Foundation Training

One of the main eligibilities for securing full GMC registration with a license to practice is to have an approved pattern of internship (house-job). Otherwise, IMGs may have to resort to UKFPO foundation training or find approved pattern of internship elsewhere before application for Full GMC registration. What are the criteria of an internship being GMC approved? Should I opt for UKFPO foundation training or there is any other way?

The United Kingdom Foundation Program Office runs a two-year structured, supervised program called the foundation training, which is a workplace . . .

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Shahad Abdelgadir
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Shahad Abdelgadir

What’s the right to work and how can I get it in order to apply for FP ?

mohit soni
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mohit soni

So a person who did his internship of 12 months, he should be applying for core traning?

Arjunraj070
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Arjunraj070

Is there a time of the year during which we can apply for f2 LAT POST ? And in case we get it will it be for a complete one year or will it be just as long as the vacancy is available?

A.Sh
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A.Sh

Hey, hope you’re doing great. I am currently doing my residency in internal medicine. My internship in my college is 10 months duration. 2 months for surgery and 2.5 for internal medicine. Do I have to go through the foundation training? I’m PGY-2, so these 2 years won’t count and… Read more »

Nina
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Nina

Ielts is stressing me out and has expired all my energy, i wasted three years to get a7,5 but never succeed. Would the OET tset be acceptable for the foundation programme ?

Yaw Ohemeng
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Yaw Ohemeng

Please what about an IMG who had ten months of internship but passed PLAB1 and PLAB2, does he still needs to go through the foundation programme?

Yaw Ohemeng
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Yaw Ohemeng

Thanks form your response. I really appreciate it.
In that case, does he/she begins from FY1 or FY2?

Yaw Ohemeng
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Yaw Ohemeng

Thank you for your response. In that case, does the IMG enter FY1 or FY2?

Sana Tariq
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Sana Tariq

I have completed my 12 months internship form my home country, sequence is 4 months paediatric medicine 2 months general medicine 3 months general surgery including 1 month in accident and emergency, 1 and a half month plastic surgery and 1 and a half mnth cardiac surgery . Is this… Read more »

Shahad Abdelgadir
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Shahad Abdelgadir

Can you make a post about how to get a FY2 stand a lone and foundation competency ?

Dr Imdad
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Dr Imdad

Is a internship duration from 25th June 2016 to 24th June 2017 (1day less than a year) is acceptable by the GMC??
Thanks!

RoxRight
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RoxRight

Why is it so hard to get into UKFPO for non-EEA IMG? What does it depend on? I just don’t want to waste the whole year because of this)

ayarafuma
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ayarafuma

hi thanks for all the knowledge you guys sharing. i am a general practitioner for two years in my non english asian country. does that help me to skip UKPFO? even if my school’s internship is only ten months long?

Anks
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Anks

does clinical work during pre-graduation from an MD program in USA works as internship.

Tony B Xu
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Tony B Xu

Hi Docs, Given the different systems across languages, policies and culture, I am concerned if the form will be questioned by GMC. Since I am still residing in my medical school, I like to work with my school to complete the GEN 2 form. any tips on completing the GEN… Read more »

NSK
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NSK

Hi, Heads up to all non-EEA IMG applying for UKFPO: The success rate for IMG granted a place as of the last 4 years is 0%. Basically any IMG applying through elibility office will have to provide their right to work by March, otherwise their application will be withdrawn. I… Read more »

Ghulam abbas qazi
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Ghulam abbas qazi

I have completed my house job of 12 months total which was 6 month in peds medicine and 6 month in dermatology. No experience in surgery.it is not accordance to GMC criteria now what should i do?should i do h job again in surgery?

Ramanpreet
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Ramanpreet

I really appreciate your detailed website, almost all the question i had have been cleared, except for one. I have graduated in mar2015 and then completed my internship dec2016. I have 2 gap in my intership of 3.5 months and 5 months, but i have completed 12months. Will this be… Read more »

Grace Iheji
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Grace Iheji

I wish to know what category I fall into and what job I am eligible for. I completed a 1year internship in my country which includes 3months each in surgery, medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. I have full registration with license to practice in Nigeria. do I still have to… Read more »

sj
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sj

hi, its always great to read your web,God bless u ppl for showing us tha path i want to ask what is non-UK medical school IMGs, only these hav to fill in the eligibility form? ielts criteria of scoring 7.5 individually is for every IMG or for eligibility form fillers?… Read more »

rj doc
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rj doc

Hi, it’s nice of you guys helping other doctors here. Well, here goes my questions as well: I have completed acceptable form of internship, but have 1 year gap after that. I intend to go through plab route for SHO position. Will that be a problem for securing a SHO… Read more »

helam
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helam

Good morning If you have completed house-job/internship, thus obtained FULL GMC registration after passing PLABs, getting an F1 job is unnecessary. If you haven’t completed an internship/house job, it is highly recommended you get it from anywhere else than UK (if you don’t have right to work in the UK… Read more »

helam
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helam

For IMG what does it mean right to practice in UK ?
thANKS

helam
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helam

I want to know if this internship is acceptable for FULL GMC REGISTRATION : 1. I have completed an internship undertaken immediately immediately following my graduation in GCC country Qatar 2. My internship was of 12 months continuous medical practice in an approved training post in a public hospital (… Read more »

Abhishek Reddy
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Abhishek Reddy

Hello. I have completed 1 year of internship from India recognised by the State Medical Council. My internship included 2 months general medicine, 1 month paediatrics, 15 days Psychiatry, 15 days Emergency Medicine, 2 months Community Medicine, & in surgery: 2 months general surgery, 1 month orthopaedics & 2 months… Read more »

sumeet
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sumeet

hi every one my internship pattern is (3 month general medicine) (09 month neonatal medicine) and (06 month general surgery) is this pattern is fine?

Reham alshami
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Reham alshami

I’ll be finishing my internship on March 2020 and application for FY2 lat positions will end on February, can i apply before finishing my internship, or would i have to wait for the following year

Dssdss
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Dssdss

If I have already completed my internship back home,can I still apply?

Noorsal Azhar
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Noorsal Azhar

Do i have to clear ilets and Plab to get into FY1 in uk?

Ibrahim El
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Ibrahim El

salam , thanks Tabreez for all, but i didnt understund if i can have a internship at clinik previte hospital not public??

Rahul
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Rahul

Hello , I need further detail about FY2 standlone jobs ,, Which is the better option among non-training jobs and FY2 standlone or training jobs for IMGs ?? Guide me please

Saba Tariq
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Saba Tariq

emergency medicine rotation can be counted in surgery for gmc registeration

Rowan Adel
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Rowan Adel

Hello there, I have two questions: 1) my internship was 12 MO, 2 gen medicine, 2 pediatrics, 2 gen surgery, 2 OB/GYN, 1 accident and emergency, 1 anesthesiology, 1 clinical oncology and 1 dermatology I heard that ob/GYN counts within surgery…is that correct? If not, this would mean I have… Read more »

Mohsin Muhammad Shams Ur Rehman
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Mohsin Muhammad Shams Ur Rehman

If I pass plab at any time of the year,then can I start my foundation training right after that? Or is it like FY1 training starts only once in a year and I can only join at that time?

alan87ra
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alan87ra

Thank you for the valuable information.
I have graduated more than 2 years now. can I do fy1 abroad for 12 months or get work experience for 24 months and reapply for full registration?

Heather Mupita
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Heather Mupita

Does your internship have to be a paid one in order to be considered by the GMC?

Ajay Krishnan
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Ajay Krishnan

Hi, I have
2 month medicine
2 month surgery
2 month community medicine (PSM)
2 month Obs & gyn
1 month pediatrics
1 month ortho
15 days each of Ent, psychiatry, casuality, ophthalmology and dermatology

Am I eligible?

RoxRight
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RoxRight

How many IMGs are in UKFPO? Is it true that there are enough working places only for their own graduates? Do you have any statistical data about IMGs in UKFPO? thank you for your answer.

Sharon Fernandes
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Sharon Fernandes

Im an EU national with Non EU medical qualifications. I have completed one year of internship also. After my GMC full registration do i apply for Foundation year 2 programme or FY2 standalone programme or a non training job in nhs? what is my next step after GMC registration?

Sydmal
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Sydmal

Hello. I’m stuck in an ugly situation. After all the hard work and completing my PLAB exams, I’ve been blockaded at registration as my Internship doesn’t meet the criteria. Basically, I am a graduate from Budapest, Hungary (EU) in 2012, been working in Ireland past 6 years in Medicine. Currently,… Read more »

Tunmike Adetona
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Tunmike Adetona

Hi, what are the ways i can secure a right to work visa, in order to be exempt from the RMLT for ukfp application? Thanks

chandrika dasgupta
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chandrika dasgupta

is it possible to do internship in uk just after passing graduation from other countries

Nik
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Nik

Hello, I wanted to know if there is any difference between Fy2 standalone programme and Fy2 LAT programme. And do both give Crest once you’ve completed them.
Thanks in advance.

Dr_Numan
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Dr_Numan

I graduated and did one year internship before my graduation and it’s accoring to GMC pattern…. I’m not registered with any medical council in any country… so if I pass plab 1 & 2 and apply for GMC registration will I will get fill registration?

Dr hussain
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Dr hussain

hello i’m from India and did my medicine in china with internship (3m medicine+3m surger with 1m elective in surgery and medicine each). I still didn’t register in India. So if i pass Plab1&2 do i have to do foundation training or my internship is acceptable? please clarify. Is it… Read more »

Muhammad Ghanem
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Muhammad Ghanem

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