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    EU graduates who are not EU Nationals - not allowed for Registration as Doctors in UK

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    WARNING TO THOSE WHO ARE NON-EEA / NON-EU NATIONALS.
    WHO HAVE NOT STARTED MED SCHOOL AND ARE CONSIDERING EUROPEAN MED SCHOOLS AND PLAN TO PRACTICE IN HE UK AFTER GRADUATION.

    Be aware of changes in UK bylaws for registration in UK.
    Basically, if you graduate from any European Med School that's ANY Country in europe other than UK itself, AND you are a NON-EU national then you will NOT be allowed registration as a Medical Doctor in UK under general conditions. However, if you are an EU-National then the obstacles are much less.

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    Exactly!

    There are some other EU locations (Germany, for example, if you speak German) that may provide training/practice options for a non-EU citizen with an EU medical diploma. However, the UK is not likely to be one of them...

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    This is very bad news!! I would like to know more about the specific rules that are being considered. Once again, all the planning in the world comes to naught due to the long term nature of medical training and the arbitrary nature of national work rules.

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    Hey.i checked out the link.all i get from that is that u just have to pass the plab exam.they havent written that non eu people cant apply :s please correct me if im wrong

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    You are wrong. You can certainly apply, but there is a section that talks specifically about how arduous it is for non-EU citizens to get a job in England, and that they should consider very carefully whether they want to take that risk.

    I spoke with a British medical recruiter a few months ago, and he told me that the chances of a non-EU physician getting a residency in England were "about as close to zero as they could be."

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    Oh oki thx alot..tht bites!!!!!

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    The main reason for this is the change of Work Permit Visas. Tier 2 visas are required before any job can be offered to a NON-UK NON EU national. If you study from UK thats fine they can sponsor you to get the right type of visa. But if your graduation is not from UK then You need to get the Tier 2 yourself. Tier 2 can only be obtained once you have a Certificate of Sponsorship from an employer but at the same time the NHS job requirements almost always include right to work proof. So it is basically 'cruel'. They could have just made a disclaimer clause ''we do not take non-uk residents'' Nobody would have had the time to file a law suit against them....and at least things would have been simpler for IMGs

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    Yes there is disclaimer on GMC website. But there is still a scarcity of doctors and non EU citizens with GMC registration still have a chance. All ones need to do is persevere. How a little bit on their CV and previous work experience is desirable. Or one can get stand alone F2 posts.
    Obviously, it is easy to get jobs not in London but in the lesser common regions like Yorkshire etc. I would agree that it is difficult. But its not impossible.

    There are lot of Non EU doctors who work in the hospitals in UK. ( These are not people who have obtained their naturalization yet). The key is to apply through nhsjobs and for training through intrepid websites.

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    Thanks for that info, good to know.

    If a country doesn't want your services as a Dr then then don't deserve it. Plenty of other places in the world to practice provided you're open to travelling. I think some of these requirements and restrictions are bordering on ridiculous considering how countries complain about not having enough Dr's.

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    Agree,

    A time will come when UK is gonna suffer soon. Due to their immigration rules !
    Last edited by cools; 09-20-2013 at 02:48 AM.

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