Medical Training Initiative interviews

Details of upcoming Medical Training Initiative interviews, and eligibility requirements, as well as guidance on how to apply.

Upcoming interviews

  • 16 November 2018: Colombo, Sri Lanka – deadline 29 October 2018, 08.00 GMT. CLOSED
  • 10–11 December 2018: Islamabad, Pakistan – deadline 18 November 2018, 08.00 GMT.
  • 20 January 2019: Mumbai, India – deadline 31 December 2018, 08.00 GMT.
  • 22–23 January 2019: Kathmandu, Nepal – deadline 31 December 2018, 08.00 GMT.

New interview dates will be published as and when they are confirmed.

I received a very warm welcome and my supervising consultant was kind enough to take me around the hospital personally and show me all areas that will be relevant to my training.

Dr Mubarakali Janmohamed, renal medicine department, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Eligibility criteria

Your application to be interviewed will only be considered for shortlisting if you:

  • have passed IELTS (Academic or Academic UKVI) to the required level of at least 7.5 overall and at least 7.0 in each category or OET (medicine version) with grade B in all test areas
  • have been in continuous clinical practice for the past 12 months, and for 3 of the past 5 years after graduation
  • have not failed PLAB
  • have a postgraduate qualification eg MRCP part 1, DNB, MD
  • are a national of and practise in the country where the interview is being held.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the application deadline. If you have not heard from us, then unfortunately you have not been selected for interview.

Please note, the Medical Training Initiative enables participants to work and train in the UK for a maximum of 2 years and is designed to support trainees who wish to return to their home countries after completing the fellowship.


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