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Scottish IMG Induction Day

An induction day is held each year for international graduates who are new to working in Scotland. 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. Previous events have included topics such as "Living and Working in the UK: What I Need to Know", "Professionalism" and "How to Seek Help".

This event is organised in addition to programme-specific inductions. 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 one week of shadowing and induction prior to starting work. Dates for this induction period can be found here.

Trainees should request professional leave from their local Board to attend the Scottish IMG Induction Day.

Feedback from past 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"

"The event was very useful and I'm glad I attended"

"... it was great that any questions we did have were answered and then many more of us joined in with more questions as the discussion went on"

"Very enjoyable"

"Got the impression that [the facilitators] really care about making the process easier and more streamlined for us"

2019 Scottish IMG Induction Day

The 2019 induction day will take place on 14th August 2019 from 9.30am to 4pm at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee. If you are an incoming IMG trainee of any grade, please contact gillian.carter@nes.scot.nhs.uk to find out more and to register for the event.