Postgraduate Training (Residency) Pathway: An in-depth guide for IMGs
Know how to join your desired training program in the UK!
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.
First of all, for many of us the whole postgraduate medical education is like a mystery. So many different terminologies mean so many different things. What is a training program? What is residency? What do I need to apply for that? and SO MANY other questions.
That is why we sat down and made a complete guidance explaining how the entire pathway is laid out. We have known from experience of many International Medical Graduates that delay in joining your coveted specialty training program leads to frustration. It gives you a feeling that you are not achieving enough in your career.
On the other hand, joining a training program without understanding the whole route verily leads to dissatisfaction and career breaks.
This is where we want to strike! We want to enlighten you to grasp the entire UK Postgraduate Medical Education as well as guide you how you can find more information and prepare to join your desired specialty training program in the UK.
From the lessons below, you will be able to identify the training pathway for ANY specialty of your choice. Also, you will find out just because you are starting out in the NHS does not always mean that you have to start training from the bottom all over again.
We will walk you through on how to find actionable information about eligibility, entry and selection criteria of YOUR desired specialty training program. We will also give a step-by-step guidance on you can plan to prepare for your training application.
And lastly, say goodbye to all the confusing terminology related to UK Medical Postgraduate Training, cause we have covered it all!
Who's this for?
Dr Ibreez Ajaz
Obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery from Bangladesh. She has also taken the USMLE, but in the pursuit of better job satisfaction and free healthcare, she opted for the PLABs, and now works as an Internal Medicine Trainee. Her experience with both the US and UK healthcare systems adds to her prowess in helping others.
Dr Ibrahim Ivan
Completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery from Bangladesh. Upon finishing internship, he opted to take the PLAB exams in order to get registered with the General Medical Council of the UK. He works as an Internal Medicine Trainee under the Health Education of England.