The NHS has launched a new initiative to allow international doctors to work and train in England, prior to obtaining NHS experience (as is required to apply for a training post).
The new initiative will allow you to experience a programme which will ensure you develop the skills and competencies needed to apply a training programme after you have completed it.
During the initiative, you will work six months in a Psychiatry post, six months in an Acute hospital setting and a two-week taster session within a General Practice Surgery.
The NHS states that this post is perfect for doctors who want to pursue a career in General Practice (internationally known as family medicine) or Psychiatry.
Bonus! A financial relocation package will be provided.
First, you will need to update your CV and then make an online application here.
If you are successful, you will then be invited to attend an interview and assessment centre located in the UK. It is likely that your interview will be held in Manchester.
Interviews are expected to be held in March 2019, August 2019 and March 2020 and then posts likely to start in February or August the next year.
Please note, you will still need via the PLAB route to start a WAST post.
This is a fantastic opportunity for international doctors looking to pursue a long-term career within the UK and receive training. By completing WAST, you will have access to:
To apply, you must have the following:
For further information on how to access UK Specialty Training within the NHS, read our blog post here.
Please click here to gain access to the WAST Application Form.
Please click here to gain access to the Additional Employment History Form
Please click here to gain access to the Fitness to the Practise Declaration
Here, you will have access to relocation blog posts and updates, the opportunity to receive professional support and the chance to meet other IMGs.
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