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 8 September 2020
Topics: International doctors
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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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