International doctors

The BMA can help you as an International Medical graduate (IMG) or international medical student, from when you first arrive in the UK to supporting your career progression, BMA membership is here to support you every step of the way. Browse our key member services below.

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How the BMA can help you

BMA services for international doctors

The BMA can help you get started in the UK, from immigration queries to your learning and development. Find out more about joining us. BMA service

Immigration policy – protecting citizens of Ukraine

Find out more about immigration concessions to support Ukrainian nationals in the UK. BMA guidance

Studying and training in the UK

Studying in the UK and your visa

How to apply for a tier 4 visa to study medicine in the UK, how much it costs and eligibility criteria. BMA guidance

Training in the UK and your visa

What visa you need to complete the foundation programme and apply for specialty training in the UK as an international doctor. BMA guidance
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Getting a job in the UK

Working in the UK and your visa

A guide for international medical graduates looking to work in the UK. BMA guidance

Clinical attachments

Read our guidance to find out what a clinical attachment is, where to find one and how to apply. BMA guidance

Applying to work as a European doctor in the UK

A high level overview of the steps you will need to take to work as a doctor in the UK from the EEA following Brexit. BMA guidance

Help for refugee doctors

The steps you can take to get a job as a doctor in the UK, more about our refugee doctor initiative and help with GMC registration. BMA guidance

Life and work in the UK

Toolkit for doctors new to the UK

A resource to help support doctors and international medical graduates just starting out in the NHS. Including guidance on communication, NHS structures and an explanation of doctor's job titles. BMA guidance

Being an international junior doctor in the NHS

Tips for international doctors new to the UK who are just starting out in the NHS. BMA guidance

Staying in the UK and your visa

Guidance on your visa and staying in the UK once your skilled worker visa is coming to an end, applying for settlement and how long you can leave the UK for. BMA guidance