BECOMING

A PHYSICIAN
IN THE U.K.

Here’s what it takes…

1. ENROLL IN MEDICAL SCHOOL

Earn a medical degree and take the PLAB. Work on building out a CV/resume and begin applying to the Foundation Program.

https://blog.amopportunities.org/how-the-u-k-s-healthcare-system-works/
U.K. Healthcare System >

2. COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP

Spend one year in a professional healthcare position. Gain real-world experience and improve patient communication skills. A long-term clinical experience may also fill this requirement.

U.K. Clinical Experience >

3. PARTICIPATE IN THE FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Similar to U.S. residencies, the Foundation Program lasts two years and provides real-world experience with the National Health Service.

The Foundation Program >

4. PRACTICE AS A GP

Follwing the foundation program enter a two-year general training program. Be a primary care provider!

GP vs. Consultant >

OR

4. BECOME A SPECIALIST

Obtain specialty training with a run-through or uncoupled program. Provide healthcare in a more focused sector of medicine.

Specialty Training >

5. EARN ANNUAL CPD CREDITS

Complete 50 hours of Continuing Professional Development each year to keep a valid medical license. License renewal requires 2250 CPD credits and must be done every five years.

Continuing Professional Development >

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