Specialty Training in General Practice (GP) for IMGs

Unlike many countries, a doctor can NOT become a General Practitioner (GP) in the UK just with their primary medical qualification. The general practice (GP) training in the UK is a program that an overseas doctor (IMG)/UK graduates have to go through after completing the recruitment process. They then become eligible to register as a GP after successful completion of the training. The path may differ slightly for IMGs in the UK.

General Practice in the UK

GPs see patients of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly. The ongoing relationship that GPs establish with . . .

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Quite informative. If I want to apply to another speciality while in GP training, do I have to give off my GP training post or if I was unsuccessful in my radiology application, can I continue with my GP training

Denver
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Denver

Hi. Nice post. Just so I understand, I’ve worked 6years in my country but I want to get my competency signed in the UK. Will I still be eligible to apply?

Sara Khan
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Sara Khan

Thank you Ibrahim for such a detailed input about GP training.I wanted to clear one thing I have just passed plab2 and sorting my GMC at the moment.I am interested in GP training but the problem is ihave done obstetrics and gynaecology post graduation back home which finished in 2013… Read more »

PRAKASH VARATHARAJOO
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PRAKASH VARATHARAJOO

i am a certified licensed Malaysian doctor (a G.P) and not a registered doctor with GMC ,how do i get myself enroll with GP(masters) course and at the same time i work to support my studies?

JEEWA VENGADASALAM
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JEEWA VENGADASALAM

Is MRCGP exams more difficult than MRCP exam? I have read articles that the passing rate is lower among IMG compared to UK graduates

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