Opportunities in the UK for international doctors

If you would like to come to the UK to work in paediatrics, on a short-term or long-term basis, there are several options. These depend on your experience and the amount of time you would like to spend in the UK.
Last modified
15 June 2018

If none of the options listed below are appropriate or you are not sure, please contact us via the online form below, giving as much detail around your background and level of experience as possible.

Medical Training Initiative (Paediatrics) – MTI(p)

This national scheme enables trainee doctors from developing nations to work in the UK for up to two years. They can benefit from development in NHS services before they return home to implement new skills.

Suitable for doctors who are:

  • currently in training in developing nations outside UK/EEA
  • looking for a short-term post (one or two years)
  • not already registered with the GMC.

Not suitable for doctors outside training and:

  • from EEA or developed countries
  • at consultant or equivalent level
  • looking for long-term posts or to enter paediatric/paediatric sub-specialty training.

About MTI(p), including eligibility criteria

Entry into a UK training programme, including sub-specialty training

Suitable for:

  • doctors looking to complete paediatric training in the UK.

Not suitable for:

  • doctors qualified to consultant or equivalent level.

About ST1 (specialty training) and ST2

About ST3 and ST4

About sub-specialty training

Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)

The CESR is for doctors who wish to join the UK's Specialist Register, whose specialist training, qualifications or experience were partly or completely acquired outside of an approved UK CCT (Certifcate of Completion of Training) programme.

About CESR

Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration - Combined Programme (CESR (CP))

Doctors who have previous training from outside a GMC (General Medical Council) approved programme may combine this training with a run-through specialist training programme.

About CESR (CP)

NHS Jobs

The NHS Jobs website is the largest repository of available posts in the NHS across the UK. International doctors can use it look for both training and non-training posts.

Suitable for:

  • all levels of doctors / posts
  • those wishing to gain sub-specialty posts outside of training.

You will need to register for the GMC, the UK's medical regulator), which is mandatory for anyone practising medicine in the UK.

And, you will need to confirm your visa requirements. These details should be on the job advert. RCPCH employees are not regulated to provide immigration advice and so are prohibited from doing so - please make all such enquiries to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) or Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).

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