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.
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.
BDI Resourcing are seeking enthusiastic, motivated and friendly international doctors to join a SHO T&O post within a London NHS Trust.
The Trust Doctors are responsible for the day to day care of the patients on the wards under the supervision of the Consultants.
There is compulsory residence for all on-call. You will be given help with administrative tasks by Ward Clerks.
The on-call rota is a 1 in 10 on-call for weekends and one Saturday night. The on-call availability supplement for this post is equivalent to a Band 1A.
BDI Resourcing are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working individual to join a Trauma and Orthopaedics department as a Speciality Doctor.
The post is located within a Greater London NHS Trust - providing excellent public transport connections to the rest of the UK.
If you are applying you should be fully trained in General Orthopeadics and Traumatology and will have undertaken a fellowship in lower limb surgery.
You will also be expected to be highly skilled and competent in both primary arthroplasty and revision knee surgery.
In addition the team share a significant workload of general trauma and lower limb sub-specialty trauma and the candidate will be expected to have specific sub specialty skills on the management of periprosthetic joint infection and periprosthetic fracture management.
BDI Resourcing is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated international doctor to join a SHO Trauma and Orthopaedics post within a South West NHS Trust - located in a beautiful part of the country.
The post holder will rotate through the elective ward, trauma ward and theatres. You will be responsible for the admission, clerking and day to day care of patients on the Orthopaedic wards and any outlying wards as required. You will attend daily trauma meetings, ward rounds, clinics and operating sessions as required. You will also be expected and encouraged to maintain the good working relationships which exist with all other staff in the hospital.
Please note that this is a non-training post and therefore not approved by the Deanery. The post holder will, however, receive the same training and experience in line with the existing trainee doctors and be allocated an Educational Supervisor.
The Orthopaedic Surgery Department provides a comprehensive service in both acute and outpatient cases for the South West Trust and surrounding area. The majority of acute Orthopaedic trauma is directly referred from the Accident & Emergency Department. (Head injuries are dealt with by the Department of General Surgery).
BDI Resourcing are looking for an enthusiastic international doctor for a Speciality Doctor Ophthalmology post to assist with the day-to-day running of a busy Ophthalmology Department located in Greater London.
The post offers excellent professional and personal experience.
The successful candidate must have Ophthalmic experience and demonstrate a good grounding in General Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery.
The post will provide you with an opportunity to develop a sub-speciality interest in medical retina or glaucoma but doctors with training in other complimentary sub-specialties will be considered as well.
BDI Resourcing are seeking three international doctors for SHO Urology posts.
The successful applicant will be joining a dynamic and expanding department based in a South West England NHS Trust.
The post holder will have the responsibility of providing a wide range of urological procedures with existing Consultants, middle grade doctors, specialist nursing and technical staff.
The post holder will be expected to develop a special interest to complement the need of the department.
Necessary support and mentoring will be provided where required.