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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. 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 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"

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

"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."

2021 Scottish IMG Induction Programmes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish IMG Induction is currently being held online.

The next induction will take place as three evening sessions on 2nd August, 9th August and 16th August 2021 from 18:00-19:30. If you would like to attend please contact gillian.carter@nhs.scot 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). Registered attendees will also have access to video recordings of the sessions, however we encourage you to attend live if you can so that you can benefit from the Q&A sessions and interactive content.