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International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Scottish IMG Orientation Day

This programme is being revised and updates will follow. 
The next Orientation Day will take place face to face on Wednesday, 28 August 2024.  This event is organised in addition to Health Board, local placement, and programme-specific inductions. 


Venue  -   COSLA, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH. Please note this session is face to face and will not be a hybrid meeting.

Registration -  Booking to open June/July 2024




The Orientation Day 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 orientation day is interactive; participating in discussions and asking questions are strongly encouraged.

Topics covered may 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).


Slide set for IMG Orientation Day held on Wednesday, 14 February 2024.

This page was last updated on: 13.03.2024 at 10.59