Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: Continuing Professional Development

  Medical education is often demanding and lengthy. This is especially true in the U.K., where becoming a healthcare practitioner requires one to complete an undergraduate education, medical school, a year of internship training, and a two-year foundation program before one can begin to train in a specialty. Its almost as if the phrase “life-long […]

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Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: Specialty Training

  In the U.K., postgraduate medical education is not short-lived. If you read our post, Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: The Foundation Program, you know that upon graduation, those looking to become physicians must complete a two-year education program. It doesn’t stop there, though. Once you graduate from the foundation program, it is recommended […]

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Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: GP vs. Consultant

  Because the U.K. has universal healthcare, the hierarchy of physicians there is a little different than in the U.S. In the U.K. those who complete their foundation training  can elect to pursue a short, general medicine training plan or complete a specialty training. The first choice will allow them to practice as a general […]

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Medical trainees study for the PLAB

Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: The PLAB

  If you are familiar with the process of becoming a physician in the U.S., you have probably heard of the United States Medical Licensing Exam. Contrary to its name, this is not one but rather a series of four exams that an individual is required to take to become a licensed physician in the […]

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A medical student lears the value of clinical experiences in the U.K.

Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: The Value of Clinical Experiences

  If you read our recent post on obtaining postgraduate medical education in the U.K., you may have noticed that it is very different than securing residency in the U.S. You may have also noticed that there is no mention of clinical experiences or the importance of the letters of recommendation. Does this mean that […]

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Medical graduates completing their postgraduate medical education in the U.K.

Becoming a Physician in the U.K.: The Foundation Program

  Considering practicing medicine in the U.K. after completing your medical education? Before you can practice, you will need to meet the General Medical Council’s (GMC) postgraduate education requirements. Below we outline what the GMC requires and how you can meet such requirements no matter where you obtained your medical education.   The General Medical […]

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Elderly women takes advantage of the U.K.'s Universal Health System

How the U.K.’s Healthcare System Works

  If you haven’t already heard, we recently launched our first international clinical experiences! AMOpportunities is now offering four clinical experiences in the U.K., made possible by our partnership with Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospital in London, which you can read more about here. We know that many international medical students and graduates participate in […]

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