Overseas qualified doctor Life and work in the UK

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Careers help for overseas doctors

Junior doctors conference 2016 14 May

We can help your career take off 

You're an international doctor who is highly qualified and highly skilled but perhaps you are finding it difficult to get ahead at work in the UK.

That's where we can help with a wide range of webinars, coaching courses, workshops and e-learning modules to grow your career, build your confidence in the workplace, deal with difficult personalities, develop negotiation skills and lots more.


Advice for overseas doctors thinking about working in the UK

Try our online information sharing resource aimed at overseas doctors, from within and outside of the EEA, looking to work in the UK.

To access the resource, take 2 minutes to register with BMJ for free.

Find out more


Come to our special events

If you are new to UK practice, these all-day seminars will have something for you. Topics covered include working culture within the NHS, how to get the best from colleagues, what to expect from patients and UK regulation.

Check our events section regularly


Get your career off the ground

When it comes to making a good first impression give yourself the best possible chance
Learn how to write a good medical CV


Clinical attachments can broaden your experience

Clinical attachments vary in length from four weeks to three months.

Find out how to make the most of clinical attachments with expert guidance
Get help with finding a clinical attachment post


Communication is a vital bridge between doctors and patients

Good communication means being able to give people the information they need in a clear and concise manner with the right attitude. It is never too late, nor too soon to fine tune your skills.

See the communication skills courses on offer

Read top tips on communication from BMJ


Progress your career

As a doctor your learning never stops - that's where we can help.

Look through our resources


BMJ Learning - Free to BMA members

Workload and time management
Medical CVs and application forms
Maintaining your employability
How to get the best out of your team


Browse our webinars - Free to BMA members

Our web-based seminars use live streaming so that you can log on from anywhere in the world and take part in real-time teaching.

The webinars cover a wide range of subjects including: building up your confidence in the workplace and learning how to deal with difficult personalities.

See for yourself


Non-clinical masterclasses

Our one day non-clinical masterclasses focus on enhancing your confidence and practical skills through face-to-face learning. Taught by experienced medical careers consultants, these courses focus on a range of topics from leadership and management, to time management and effective communication and more.

Find out more about these masterclasses