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.


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

Advanced communication skills
Developing negotiation skills
Adding value to your CV


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


Sign up for one of our workshops - exclusive discounts for BMA members

Some of our most popular workshops cover communication skills, which are an essential component of the doctor-patient relationship. Not only that, communication difficulties between doctors and their managers are a leading cause of disciplinary problems, so it makes sense to make sure your communications skills are up to scratch.

Other popular workshops we offer include: presenting skills, time management and management essentials.

Check our events calendar to see what's coming up near you