International Medical Graduates


At Milton Keynes University Hospital we welcome International Medical Graduates 

On this page you will find a guide which has been produced during 2017 to give a brief background, overview and insight into some essential information to prepare you in advance of starting a job at Milton Keynes University Hospital. This may be your first placement in the UK and we understand that moving to a new country and adapting to a different health care system can be challenging.

Every year health care professionals from all over the world come to the United Kingdom (UK) to work or train in the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS has a long tradition of welcoming trained international graduates (IMG's) from all over the world, and the NHS continues to rely heavily on the skill and commitment of these health care professionals. 

International Medical Graduate colleagues can find they are unprepared for some of the ethical standards, professional and regulatory differences they encounter that can be difficult to adjust to. We appreciate that often there is very little opportunity for training before registration, and these differences may only come to light once they have started work.

As a valued member of our network, here in Milton Keynes we aim to support our medical colleagues with this transition. This guide has been produced by medical colleagues working together as part of our International Medical Graduates Support Group. We hope that you find it helpful and that it provides you with useful and pragmatic information and advice. We trust that you will find this guide informative and non-overly exhaustive adjunct in your preparations. There is more information found on the websites in the back of the attached guide.