So, what next? First things first, you deserve to celebrate and get some relaxation in! Emergency Medicine doctors who have attained full MRCEM and secured a job in the NHS, all tell us that the MRCEM OSCE is a tough examination and it is an emotional moment when you pass. So much hard work goes into to reaching this stage, so book yourself a holiday! Or at least kick off your shoes and put your feet up :-)
You are now well on your way to being eligible to apply for an take an Emergency Medicine post in the UK. There are a few key steps before you're ready to go:
English language test
Apply for NHS jobs
1. English Language Test
You may be wondering whether you need to take an English exam now that you have passed MRCEM OSCE. This is a requirement for all overseas doctors and is needed for GMC registration. For doctors who have worked for at least 2 years in an English speaking country, employer references for English can be used to demonstrate a suitable level of competence in English.
Passing your English language exams is an important next step for many Emergency Medicine doctors that pass their MRCEM. Take a look at these helpful blogs and articles from the IMG Library on OET, IELTS and preparing for English language exams, including a side-by-side comparison of the two tests.
IMG Library: OET - a series of blogs and articles relating to the Occupational English Test (OET)
IMG Library: IELTS - a library of articles and blogs and articles centered on the Internation English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Armed with your complete MRCEM, you can now apply for full GMC registration with licence to practice. There are a few checks involved in the GMC registration process such as the verification of your medical license and obtaining a certificate of good standing, however, we are more than happy to talk you through the process with little to no worries or effort on your part. Once your application has been approved, you are eligible to work in the NHS. Nice one!
3. Apply for NHS Jobs
Now is also a good time to start thinking about the steps you should take in finding the right job for you in the NHS, or wherever you are considering your next role. There may be many questions running through your mind such as, do I need to take an English exam first? What grade will I be eligible for? Or perhaps most importantly, how do I find an A&E job in the UK?
To jumpstart your job search, click here for up-to-date NHS Emergency Medicine jobs.
As specialists in the recuitment of overseas MRCEM qualified A&E doctors, whether its preparing your CV for professional representation or finding you a great role with a fantastic salary, IMG Connect is here to help.
Register your details with IMG Connect to receive a one-to-one personalised service from one of our Emergency Medicine Specialists. We have a team that helps specifically international Emergency Medicine doctors like yourself in securing work across the UK & Ireland. Register today and one of our team will get back to you immediately!
I didn't pass the MRCEM OSCE
If you did not pass the MRCEM OSCE - don't worry! The overall pass rate for those that attempt a second time is extremely high (90%+) so your hard work and dedication will pay off very soon! Take some time out to relax and enjoy life and come back stronger. These moments will only make you stronger and a better doctor in the long run so as the British say, chin up and strong upper lip!
At IMG Connect we've take the time to prepare and collate the best preparation resources for the FRCEM OSCE - and we would be delighted to share these with you. Click on the buttons below to either register with the IMG Connect team so we can talk you through this or request the MRCEM OSCE resources to help you pass the next time - without fail!
If you have any questions about how to secure an NHS job in Emergency Medicine or prepare for the MRCEM OSCE (including advice on dates, fees, courses, resources, mock scenarios, online materials and revision books) then don’t hesitate to get in touch with an IMG Consultant.