General Medicine is one of the largest and most diverse areas of healthcare in the NHS caring for patients from all walks of life and of all ages. A doctor of internal medicine can expect to cover a combination of specialisms in training and then go on to subspecialise as their career progresses and they find an area they are passionate about. A great General Medicine doctor will have knowledge of all of all specialisms and is integral to the wellbeing of the communities they are in. With thousands of vacancies in Medicine across the UK, there has never been a better time for international doctors to join the NHS and we are here to help. BDI Resourcing work with NHS Trusts throughout the UK from busy District General Hospitals to large Specialist centres.
The Royal College of Physicians represents over 35,000 doctors across the globe and their MRCP (UK) qualification is a respected and essential accreditation to work in the NHS at ST3+/registrar level and higher. Holding the MRCP (UK) qualification with either IELTS or OET, to satisfy the GMC’s requirements, will open many doors to great NHS jobs. It’s true that PLAB is also recognised as a route for GMC registration and access to junior posts, however MRCP (UK) is by far the strongest qualification an International Doctor of Medicine can hold. Subspecialties may also require some additional training e.g. ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) for Cardiology.
My advice to any International Doctor of Medicine who is determined to relocate and work in the NHS, is to gain the MRCP (UK) qualification as a priority. Your experience and knowledge is in high demand at ST3+/Registrar level and if you have completed your training and are working at this level in your home country you have the capability to work at the same level here.
My second piece of advice is to understand the steps it will take to get you into your dream training job in the UK. The biggest obstacle to International Doctors is “No NHS experience”. It is frustrating; however, your best option is to interview for and work in an acute or general medicine post to gain an overall experience and overview of the NHS. You will be given the structured induction and hands on experience and training from the Consultants in your department to enable you to join a sub-speciality within a very short period of time.
If you think that a career in the UK or Ireland is the next step for you then why not send us a CV and Register top right or check out some of our current vacancies below.
We are seeking an Acute Medicine Physician to join a North East NHS Trust.
The successful applicant will be joining a team of 7 Acute Consultant Physicians working in the Acute Medical Unit and Ambulatory Emergency Medicine Clinic.
The hospital is within a successful Trust and located in a beautiful part of the country.
The area is a great place to both live and work, excellent-quality schools and public transport links.
International doctors have the opportunity to work within the Acute Medical Department, specifically the Acute Medical Care Unit, Ambulatory Care Unit and Escalation.
This post is ideal for candidates who hold MRCP and have experience in ICU, Emergency Medicine and General Medicine.
You will be encouraged to identify your own learning and development needs linked to the current and future needs of the hospital; to provide rotation/ secondment opportunities between specialties and other departments/ directorates and to take advantage of any future Trust-wide career opportunities.
We are looking for a team player with a flexible approach and support and complement the existing Respiratory Service in a North East England NHS Trust.
The new appointee will take on an active role within the department with the aim to improve the care of patients and education of both medical and nursing staff.
The department is keen to recruit staff who have skills in tuberculosis, sleep medicine, non-invasive ventilation, endobronchial ultrasound, medical thoracoscopy, pleural procedures, pulmonary physiology and asthma.
The appointment is for a total of 10 PAs per week.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative doctor to join a growing team of Elderly Care Physicians within a strong Division of Medicine.
Working within a multi-disciplinary team, a South East England NHS Trust are looking to recruit an Elderly Care doctor with varying interests and skills.
The Department currently provides specialist services for Frailty, Stroke Rehabilitation and Orthogeriatrics.
The Trust is keen to develop an outstanding geriatric service and are looking for highly motivated physicicans to supplement the present team.
The teaching and development of medical students and trainees is an integral part of the role as well as participation in research and audit activities in the department.