Surgical Training in the UK

You won't hear a lot of chatter about international medical graduates becoming a surgeon in the UK. The training for surgical specialties in the UK is competitive, long, and stressful but I won't be the person to say that it's impossible for international graduates.

The Surgical Specialties are

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, are run-through, while all other . . .

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Jayvardhan
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Jayvardhan

Thank you so much! Much appreciated.

Maymona
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Maymona

I personally want to seek a career in oncosurgery…I don’t even see a specialty training for that…how can I pursue a career in this field then

Promit Saha
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Promit Saha

Thank you. That was very much informative. Although , I have a question. If I complete MRCS in Bangladesh and then try to enter UK, where do I need to start from? What are the chances?

Fuzz Md
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Fuzz Md

so i have my mrcs qualificaiton and have started applying for my GMC registration. Heres the issue i need help with i have completed my superspecialty trainng in paediatric surgery in India. so in the part of the form that asks If iam applying in a CCT specialty ,to select… Read more »

Sachin Choudhary
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Sachin Choudhary

I have done mch urology from India
What are the chances of me getting urology in UK?

Simon Sonny Abraham
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Simon Sonny Abraham

my wife is a british national and therefore i have a spouse visa.Will i be eligible for Round 1 of CT?

Seif eldin Ghareeb
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Seif eldin Ghareeb

Hello. Thank you do much for your help its invaluable to us really. I want to know about clinical gaps for like less than a year after finishing my residency in egypt before applying for jobs in nhs. The time will be needed to finish mrcs part b. OET. ALS.… Read more »

Uma
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Uma

So there is a mention of 3 and 1/2 year gap after foundation competency signed off.i want to know is it the ending date of internship in my home country or fy2 competency that i would get after entering uk?

Pranab Kairy
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Pranab Kairy

Switching from a TIer 4 visa , I mean how does that work? Do i get into any Masters course in surgery then switch ? My situation is I have MRCS and and almost 5 years post-internship experience in surgery and i want to get into orthopedics. So to get… Read more »

Sisay Ali
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Sisay Ali

I am a general surgeon in my country Ethiopia, so how did it help to join specialty training in UK? Does it have any value?

Rajiv Neupane
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Rajiv Neupane

Is it necessary to have settled Visa or 5 years stay duration to apply for ST1 level ? Even we as IMG with CREST signed in our home country can apply can for ST1 or not once we are in U.K and working under NES ( or NHS)? You mean… Read more »

Jalilarah Nassozi
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Jalilarah Nassozi

I have three years experience as a medicalofficer post internship how will igo about surgical residency if people with 18+ months of experience in surgical field dont qualify for core surgical training

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