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This week on Channel 4 we followed the journey of aspiring non-EU doctors through their journey to practice in the UK on the TV programme ‘The Foreign Doctors Are Coming.’ The NHS has experienced a shortage of doctors in recent years and non-EU doctors are now stepping in to close the gap.
A quick scroll through Twitter suggests that many were surprised that doctors were tested on their empathy and patient care to pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) tests – which is needed to obtain a GMC licence to practise. If you’re not familiar with the PLAB tests, there are two parts; the first is a written exam with a number of multiple choice questions, and part two is a practical exam featuring 18 mock-up scenarios each lasting eight minutes.
Although the process of moving to the UK may seem daunting, working in a country with a world-class healthcare service also has many benefits to your medical career. Our dedicated international recruitment team and ASP/HSS division are on-hand to help and provide guidance including:
Are you thinking of relocating to the UK to practice medicine? Our dedicated and experienced team of international recruitment consultants can support and guide you through the process.
Call +44 (0)1277 217777 or email email@example.com to speak to the team about your options.