Getting into your desired postgraduate training is one of the ultimate steps of your journey to become a doctor in the UK. As an International Medical Graduate (IMG) , it is often very difficult to grasp the UK Medical Education and Postgraduate Training pathway from the get go.
The delay may lead to frustration; or sometimes the hurry leads to dissatisfaction. So, striking a balance between the two is the key. Post-graduate training is competitive and also a big commitment in your career. Therefore, it is unwise to jump into training without knowing your pathway in and out. That's where we are here to help.
With this course we intend to help International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in following ways:
Understanding the basic structure of UK Medical Education
You will be able to identify the pathway of training for any given specialty
Identifying your position in the ladder
Just because you're new to the NHS doesn't mean that you have to start from the bottom
Finding information about a specific specialty
The information is out there, but we are here to guide how you can find it
Learning how to plan ahead for a training application
What steps you have to take to make sure you are ready for a training application
Different terminologies and their meaning
Terms like CCT, CESR, CSGPR, competencies, etc explained