If you have any questions please use the form at the bottom of this page. Please complete as many of the fields as possible. The more information you give us, the more specific advice and information we will be able to give you.
If you do not have GMC registration:
If you are GMC registered and seeking jobs:
All posts are appointed to in open competition. This means that they are advertised and must be applied for by following the given instructions. Most posts are advertised via the NHS Jobs website and some in British Medical Journal Careers. Types of post available for GMC registered doctors include:
Many international graduates hope at some stage to apply to specialty training in the UK, subject to eligibility.
You would also need to show evidence of Foundation Level Competencies. Whilst it is not essential to have completed the full Foundation Training Programme, it is essential that you can demonstrate that you have gained experience and evidence which are equivalent to those outlined in the Foundation Programme Curriculum. Go to the UK Foundation Programme website
This gives information on:
If you have taken up a Foundation post which is not approved as a training post, you can still use the opportunity to build up a portfolio and complete some of the work-based assessments which the trainees are doing.
If you don’t already have a portfolio of career achievement, you should use a lever-arch file, with clear indexing, to collect and present all your certificates, achievements and evidence of work-based assessments. There are several useful articles about creating and presenting portfolios in BMJ careers online.
A local Foundation Programme Director or an Educational Supervisor would be able to guide you in building up your evidence and completing a form or verifying evidence to confirm that you have achieved the necessary competencies. You will need to include this as part of a specialty training application. There is no single standard form for this but there will be processes and procedures in place for different specialties.
You should therefore check the applicant guidelines for the recruiting specialty to see what is required e.g. for Core Medical Training posts, there are Certificate A or B forms with full details on completion within the applicant guidelines.