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International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Scottish IMG Buddy Scheme (SIBS)

The Scotland Deanery has introduced a buddy scheme to support IMG doctors who are new to working in Scotland. 

Buddies will be doctors with experience of working in Scotland and will be able to offer support and guidance about living and working here. We aim to match doctors with a buddy in the same geographical area so that they can help to answer any local queries, for example about accommodation or the local hospital.

Volunteer to be a buddy

We are seeking volunteers to act as buddies to new IMG doctors. If you are able to volunteer as a buddy, please complete the registration volunteer form link  Thank you for your assistance.

Further information and guidance for buddies is available here.  A job description for buddies can be found here.

Sign up for a buddy

If you are new to working in Scotland and would like to be paired with a buddy, please register using link

In some cases it may not be possible to find a buddy in your local area, in which case we will choose the most appropriate buddy for you in another location and they will be able to support you remotely.

This page was last updated on: 04.12.2023 at 14.35