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.
Location: UK
Audience: International doctors
Updated: Tuesday 14 April 2020

This practical guide is designed by doctors, for doctors new to the UK, who have trained abroad and come to work in an NHS hospital.

If you are a doctor who is new to the UK, the chances are high that you will have experienced a different training culture. So there is a lot to learn.

 

What you'll get from this guide

  • How to prepare for your first day and what happens at induction.
  • What might happen in your first week and how to be prepared.
  • Tips from international doctors on what they learned during their first few weeks in the NHS.
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