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    • 20 Mar 2017
    Hi, I am an international student at a 4 year graduate entry program in Wales and wanted to see if there are any other international graduates who have taken up training posts in UK - to get their tips on how best to prepare CVs what pit falls to avoid etc? I know since 2014 they have allowed international graduates to apply for speciality training posts in the 1st round (instead of waiting for the 2nd round) but...
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    Frances Lefford, the Medical Women’s Federation representative on the BMA’s Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group runs a book club to help women refugee doctors improve their conversational English.
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  • A shared sense of privilege – and uncertainty

    At my first international conference, I was pleasantly surprised by the numbers of women I met from across the globe, who came and spoke to me about working in the UK. Their experiences and stories varied, yet it was evident they had a shared sense of privilege, for having the opportunity to have worked in our NHS. On reflection, throughout medical school and my career, I have been taught, supported and worked alongside...
  • Understanding the English for overseas doctors

    There's a fantastic book called 'Watching the English' by Katie Fox which perfectly describes the English rules of social interaction, and gives a lot of insight into how to cope with them when you come into the culture for the first...