Surgery as an overall specialism is one of the biggest specialities in the entire medical world, by including over 10 sub-specialities it proves to be one of the most popular speciality to get into.
With so many sub specialities, surgery as a whole is very busy but also very good from an educational view, as the hospitals we work with have large centre’s dedicated to the sub specialties listed above and thus allows you to have access to new cases. Furthermore, the clinical support and training offered by the hospitals we work with is very thorough and can really help you progress into training here in the NHS.
In order to register with the GMC and become a surgeon in the UK, the most popular routes are to take the Royal College of Surgeons exams in either the UK or Ireland (both membership and fellowship routes are acceptable). In addition to the Royal College route, many junior doctors choose to go through their PLAB exams before specialising later on. Preference is sometimes given to candidates who have already completed their ATLS course.
“My advice to you would be if surgery is the route you wish take here in the NHS is to not rush things and ensure you take your time in obtaining the IELTS/OET required score. In addition to this, having a MRCS certificate allows you to work at a higher grade here in the NHS, yes it may take some time, but once this is completed it will enhance your chances of getting on training programs to become a consultant.
Furthermore, when looking to move into surgery it is always important to show this in your CV. Departments nowadays are looking for commitment from doctors and showing your experience in your CV will show this to the consultants reviewing your CV. Remember these Consultants have never met you and they only have your CV to go by – so if you are looking to move into Urology or Orthopaedics, make sure you highlight your experience in this.
My final bit of advice for you is to do your own research into the NHS and locations. I can tell you and help you with much of the process but this is a big move and something not be done quickly (especially if you have a family coming also). Take your time, as our clients realise this is a big move also and understand you may need some time to organise things in your home country.”
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.
BDI Resourcing is seeking an enthusastic, dedicated and motivated international doctor for an SHO Trauma and Orthopaedic post located in a Midlands NHS Trust.
The Trust is located within a beautiful part of the UK with excellent links to major UK cities.
The post has been established to contirbute to the delivery of high-quality care for Orthopaedics patients both during the day and out of hours.
The post-holder will take part in elective in-patient, day-case and emergency surgery, outpatient clinics, and administrative activities.
The position will start be for one year in the first instance with opportunities to develop into training posts.
Applications are invited for a Registrar Vascular Surgery post within a London NHS Trust.
The post is for 10 PA's. Please note, the number of PA's is provisional and may increase subject to job plan agreement.
The NHS Trust has a reputation for providing high-quality, well-structed care in a friendly and supportive environment.
We are looking for a dynamic doctor with enthusiasm and leadership qualities.
The Department has a strong research track record and the successful candidate is expected to participate in current and future research projects. The on call rota is 1:12 and covers the regional Vascular Network.
The Department is equipped with a state of the art hybrid theatre and is very active in endovascular work on a daily basis.
We are seeking a Consultant Urologist to join a dynamic and expanding department based in a North East England NHS Trust.
The appointed doctor will have the responsibility of providing a wide range of urological procedures with existing Consultants, middle greade doctors and specialist nursing and technical staff.
The necessary support and mentoring will be provided within the unit.
A willingness to put the needs of service to the patients first is of the utmost importance.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed-term position for a Speciality Doctor in Breast Surgery.
The new appointee will work closely with the existing two full-time Consultant Breast Surgeons, supported by a Nurse Practitioner and a team of breast care nurses.
The department are supportive and you will have the opportunity to consolidate and gain further experience in all aspects on breast surgery, including clinical, operative and managerial skills.
The post's contract will be based on 10 Programmaed Activities (PAs) with two additional PAs.
BDI Resourcing are seeking an international doctor for a Registrar Plastic Surgery post located in a Yorkshire NHS Trust.
Plastic Surgery forms part of the Division of Planned care, whose multidisciplinary approach to the provision of
The applicant should have experience working at middle grade/registrar level within Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, equivalent to a
This post requires full MRCS and a pass in IELTS/OET.
Applications are invited for a Trust Doctor to work within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at a Midlands NHS Trust.
The post is aimed at but not exclusive to individuals pursuing a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and who are planning to sit MRCS.
Whilst the post is not formally recognised for training it is expected that training competencies will be accrued by the post holders during the period of appointment.
This post requires you to hold a pass in IELTS/OET and PLAB.
BDI Resourcing are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate international doctor for an SHO Urology post at a South East England NHS Trust.
The successful doctor will work within the Urology department and alongside the General Surgery SHO team.
The appointed doctor will provide specialist cover for emergency admissions with general surgery.
Experience in surgical specialities is essential whilst some Urology experience preferred.
Please note there is a regular teaching programme in Urology and other surgical specialties.
This post requires you to hold a pass in IELTS/OET and PLAB.
BDI Resourcing are seeking two international doctors for Middle Grade Urology posts at a London University Hospital.
You will be working with the benign team to cover the urology core services and there may be additional sessions to cover other benign Urology services.
You will have several different clinical sessions including: theatre, diagnostics, out-patients, MDTs and ward rounds.
A flexible job plan will be drawn up to ensure the needs of the doctor and the hospital are met.
You are required to hold MRCS and a pass in IELTS or OET.
You must also hold specific Urology experience.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a successful and expanding team working within the NHS at a London NHS Trust.
The outpatient clinic offers an outstanding service and the successful doctor will join a hard working, friendly and expanding team.
You must be able to deliver the highest standard of ENT out-patient care, covering all routine ENT conditions, including the management of children, working autonomously in a community setting.
This post requires you to have MRCS, a pass in IELTS or OET and at least 5 years' experience at Specialty Doctor or Consultant level.
IELTS score - An average of 7.5 and a minimum of 7 in each category
OET - A Grade of B or above in each category
BDI Resourcing are seeking an international doctor for a SHO Trauma and Orthopaedics post located in a Greater Manchester NHS Trust.
The successful doctor's primary responsibility is the day to day care of the patients in their allocated ward.
It will be fundamental to know your patients in detail and to present them in clinical areas.
The post is located within a beautiful part of the UK, with good access to road, rail and air links (international aiport nearby).