A medico-legal quick-start guide by Dr Udvitha Nandasoma (MDU Head of advisory services) Overseas doctors and other healthcare professionals have made tremendous contribution to the NHS since it was established 75 years ago and the health service continues to depend on their skill and dedication. The UK is a popular place to gain clinical experience
This article will go over the costs for international medical graduates associated with applying for a Health and Care Worker Visa and what kind of issues to be aware of once you’ve entered the UK. It is certainly not exhaustive, there are several aspects I have not discussed such as transport, GMC Fees, Indemnity and
The Multiple Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) is a computer-based exam increasingly being used by many different specialties as part of core training applications. For all specialties, the MSRA score will contribute to or be the sole consideration for shortlisting candidates for limited interview slots for each specialty. Subsequently, the MSRA score will also (often) contribute
In the UK, there are different contracts for each region: Northern Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales. For England, the latest update is in 2018 & it is worth making sure you’re aware of the changes from the 2016 version. Before you start work, you should receive an adapted personal version of this with the additional
Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) exam can be quite daunting. It makes up 50% of your Foundation Programme application and thus has the largest weight of any one exam on your ranking. People will tell you that you can’t prepare for it or preparing will make you do worse. Some will advise their
The PSA is aimed at final year medical students and those graduating overseas to assess their competency at prescribing as Foundation Year 1 Doctors. It can also be taken by FY1s if they have not passed it in their final year or had not attempted it before. You must check out our free PSA course.
As we all rotate so frequently between departments, many of us like to get our seniors or juniors something nice to say thank you. Personally, I’m a massive gift giver because it feels nice to get something people truly appreciate. That said, it has to be on a low budget because of how frequently rotations
Each month, your pay and any deductions will be summarised to you in the form of a payslip. You should check your payslip every month to ensure you’re not being overtaxed or underpaid. Pay extra attention when you’re switching rotations or doing locum shifts as this is when issues commonly arise.
If you’re worried about not getting your top choice, you shouldn’t worry. It doesn’t affect your future career and wherever you will go, given everyone is in the same boat as you, you will enjoy & make friends! It does not make it any easier to rank jobs for F1 when applying through FPAS &