Training in the UK

It is possible for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to enter the UK Anaesthetic Training Programme, but access to UK training programme posts for non-UK/EEA doctors is restricted under the UK’s immigration rules predominantly to those circumstances where the resident labour market test is met and no suitable UK/EEA applicant is available (as specified under Tier 2 of the immigration rules).

Since 2003, medical education and training in the UK has been going through radical reform under the Modernising Medical Careers programme. A new specialty training programme started in August 2007, and up-to-date information on training and recruitment for specialty training in England can be found on the MMC website.

Eligibility for specialty training, the timetable for applications, and other key information is available on this website, and further details on applying for specialty training can also be found on the recruitment pages.

More information on the UK’s postgraduate training programme in anaesthesia, which lasts for seven years can be found on the training programme pages.  You may also find the following links useful: