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International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Scottish IMG induction day

An induction programme is held twice each year for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are new to working in the NHS, usually in February and August. The aim of this event is to provide IMGs with helpful information as they begin their career in the NHS and their life in the UK, as well as to provide an opportunity to meet trainees in similar situations and share peer wisdom. The induction day is interactive; participating in discussions and asking questions are strongly encouraged. Topics covered will include introductions to living in Scotland and working in the NHS, language and communication, culture, wellbeing, receiving feedback, ARCPs and e-portfolio and the Scottish IMG Buddy Scheme (SIBS).

This event is organised in addition to programme-specific inductions and will not cover specific content for your own programme/location. Relevant information about your own programme's induction will be circulated by your programme administrators. If you are starting work as a Foundation trainee, you will have a period of shadowing and induction prior to starting work. Dates for this induction period can be found here.

Feedback from recent participants

"I hadn't expected to gain so much, meet friendly peers and the programme made it sound like a day of talks but it was far more interactive than that"

"Thank you for organising this event. It was very helpful and everyone was very friendly."

"I absolutely loved the day. It was a great way to meet other IMGs and get an intro to the NHS."

"It was very enjoyable and handy, I liked the welcoming atmosphere and also the support given by all the staff."

"Great induction programme, was well organised and very informative. I'm glad I attended this wonderful programme. I will definitely recommend this induction programme to my colleagues."

Upcoming Scottish IMG Induction Programmes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the induction is currently taking place online using Microsoft Teams. The next induction will take place on 3rd and 4th August 2022 at 18:30-20:30. If you would like to attend please contact sfas@nes.scot.nhs.uk giving your name, country of graduation, training programme or non-training post (if applicable), and your e-mail addresses (please provide your NHS Scotland e-mail address if or when you have this as you may find it easier to join the induction using your NHS Scotland Teams account).

This page was last updated on: 12.10.2022 at 09.22