Working in the UK - Guidance for International Medical Graduates
Applying to join an Emergency Medicine training programme in the UK
ACCS EM recruitment will be coordinated by Shared Services London, in association with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, for CT1/ST1 posts throughout England, Wales and Scotland. The person specifications can be found here
Specific guidance for Overseas Nationals can be found in Annex C (from page 40) of the Specialty Recruitment Applicant Handbook can be found here
Please note that as stated in the person specifications, applicants need to be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from the GMC at intended start date. For information on the various routes to GMC registration visit the GMC website
, then answer the filtering questions to select the route that is applicable to you.
Accepted Postgraduate Qualification route to GMC
For International Medical Graduates looking to follow the GMC Accepted Postgraduate Qualification route to registration (via Emergency Medicine), please follow the link below to the guidance on the revised exam structure coming into effect from 1 August 2016.
Medical Training Initiative
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. x
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. Further information can be found here
This resource contains information intended for the use of international doctors already working, or considering working, in Emergency Medicine in the UK. The majority of this information refers to NHS England, with separate reference made to the NHS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland where appropriate.
It contains useful facts about:
- UK Emergency Medicine and Emergency Departments
- Working and training in the National Health Service
- Helpful online resources
Click on each part below to download answers to the questions listed underneath.