International Graduates

Information for International Medical Graduates

The Medical Training Initiative (MTI)

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is one of the Medical Royal Colleges taking part in the Medical Training Initiative (MTI). The MTI is a government authorised exchange under Tier 5 of the Points Based System allowing overseas doctors to obtain training in the UK for up to two years. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s International Sponsorship Scheme offers Emergency Medicine training opportunities within the MTI. Successful applicants can obtain full GMC registration without taking the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test.

The full MTI guidance document from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges who administer the scheme can be downloaded from this link - AoMRC MTI Guide.

Work, Learn, Return (WLR)

Recruitment to the Work, Lear, Return (WLR) scheme (originally called the Overseas Development Project, ODP) has now ended. 

Applying for UK training posts

Information can be found here for IMGs who wish to apply, in competition with UK trainees, for a GMC-approved UK EM training programme leading to CCT or CESR-CP.

ePortfolio for International Trainees

The RCEM ePortfolio is available for International trainees.  Special arrangements are in place for trainees in Ireland and Iceland.  UK trainees have their own ePortfolio section


The College has an eLearning resource, RCEMLearning, content of which has been mapped to the curriculum.  For access information, please contact Sharlene Lewington (