Medical Training Initiative (MTI) for Medicine Doctors

  • November 22, 2022
 

Here we take a closer look at the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) for international doctors practicing medicine and its sub-specialties. 

Whilst the MTI describes a UK-wide placement scheme for junior overseas doctors, the processes involved vary between specialties.  

This blog focuses on the MTI scheme as administered by the RCP, and the particular of this are summarised below along with a broad look the following: 

Skip ahead to the relevant section if you know what you’re looking for.  

The Medical Training Initiative

The Medical Training Initiative, or MTI, is a training programme that provides junior doctors from all over the world the opportunity to gain clinical training and development in the UK for a maximum of 24 months. 

The MTI as a training scheme is mutually beneficial for both junior doctors and the NHS, in that doctors from several countries and specialisms around the world can work and train in the UK, gaining knowledge and experience which they can take back to their home country, while giving NHS Trusts a high-quality, longer-term alternative for unfilled training vacancies and rota gaps. 

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

The Royal College of Physicians is the professional body that regulates medicine specialties in the UK, and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) is the full qualification attainable by examination. 

Take a look at IMG Resources library for complete guides on MRCP to learn more. 

There are several ways you will be supported by the RCP as listed below: 

  • Induction – all MTI candidates are expected to attend an induction at the RCP. The induction is held on a quarterly basis 
  • Free ePortfolio access – this is an electronic portfolio to log all your assessments and training whilst in the UK 
  • Free RCP associate membership – this is for the first year and discounted rate for the second year and comes with a number of benefits 
  • Annual symposium – this is a clinical conference for all RCP MTIs held once a year 
  • Diploma in UK Medical Practice – participants are required to carefully document their training using the ePortfolio system, complete a range of continuing medical education sessions, and submit a written reflection piece at the end of their placement 
  • RCP certificate - at the end of training there is an RCP certificate available to all candidates 
  • Support for any issues that you might encounter relating to your training 

Eligibility

The MTI has been designed specifically with junior doctors in mind, therefore sponsorship will not be offered to consultants, specialty doctors or for locum-appointed service posts (LAS).  

The eligibility criteria differ among MTI programmes, but for the RCP, eligibility includes the following: 

  • Country Requirements - Priority is given to doctors from countries classified as low income or lower middle income by the World Bank and priority countries as described by the Department for International Development. Doctors from outside these countries may also apply, but there may be a long wait time and no guarantee of acceptance. 
  • Primary Medical Qualification: You must hold a recognised PMQ by the GMC and verified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) 
  • Have a Postgraduate Medical Qualification: This can be MRCP Part 1, MD or other higher degree in medicine or a medical subspecialty 
  • Skills & Competencies: You must possess the skills, competencies and understanding of medicine at least equivalent to a UK graduate at the end of their core medical training. 
  • Clinical Experience: You must have 3 years post-qualification experience, including 1 year's internship and at least 1 year in the specialty in which you intend to train while in the UK 
  • Active Medical Practice: Candidates must have been actively practicing clinically for at least three out of the last five years including the past 12 months before the application as well as throughout the application process (the GMC does not consider clinical observerships as clinical practice). 

Please note, the RCP cannot sponsor doctors who have failed the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test. 

Additional Requirements

Before you can make an application for the MTI scheme through the RCP, the following criteria must be satisfied: 

  1. Verification of PMQ – your primary medical qualification must be independently verified by the ECFMG via their EPIC service. 
  2. Complete an English Language test – the test must have been completed within two years of application for GMC registration. 
  3. Find an NHS job before applying for the MTI – you are required to apply directly for an NHS post and should have already been formally offered the role before contacting the RCP. The hospitals should also be in support of your intention to seek sponsorship for the post.  
  4. Obtain funding - you should already have funding for your post from either a scholarship, official funding, or a salary. The funding should be equivalent to a UK salary for the level of work being undertaken and must last for the duration of the post. The RCP will not sponsor applicants who are self-funded. 
  5. Certificate of Good Standing - you must be able to provide a certificate of good standing (CGS) from the regulatory body in the countries where you have practised in the last 5 years. The CGS should be no older than 3 months when submitted. 

GMC Registration

All doctors practicing in the UK must be registered with the GMC. For MTI candidates, registration is typically supported by the Royal College, but some NHS Trusts also have the right to register MTI doctors. 

English Language Testing – candidates will also need to provide evidence of English language skills. This can be done by passing either IELTS with overall score of 7.5 and 7.0 in all categories or OET with minimum grade B in all categories. Further information on these tests can be found below: 

Application Process

Once you fulfill all the eligibility criteria and additional requirements laid out by the RCP, you must complete the initial and professional postgraduate experience (PPE) forms and email these along with your CV to mti@rcplondon.ac.uk

Once your CV, initial form and PPE forms have been received, the RCP will contact the supervising consultant in the UK and confirm the details of your post. You will then be sent an application pack. You should complete the application form and send it to the RCP with all of the following documents: 

  • sponsor form (forms will be provided by the RCP) – must be completed by your consultant or head of department in your home country 
  • two reference forms (forms will be provided by the RCP) 
  • copy of your passport 
  • copy of your IELTS/OET certificate or details of exemption 
  • copies of your medical qualifications 
  • translations of your medical qualifications if they are not in English 
  • letter from the dean of the medical school from which you graduated 
  • copy of certificate of good standing 
  • letter from the UK hospital confirming your appointment 
  • evidence of funding for the post 
  • your statement agreeing to the level of funding which you have received from any of the sources listed 
  • initial fee of £125 

We’ve detailed the general processes involved in MTI applications through the RCP below, from a candidate securing an NHS post, to their eligibility to work in the UK after gaining GMC registration and securing a visa. 

Tier 5 Visa for MTI

The MTI scheme falls under the Tier 5 government authorised exchange visa. This visa must only be used for travel to the UK at the beginning of the placement and will activate after your arrival, lasting for exactly 24 months from your arrival date. 

For a Tier 5 MTI visa, the RCP needs to provide evidence regarding your post to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC - the official visa sponsor) once the GMC has approved your application in order to get your Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) issued.  

Once your Tier 5 CoS has been issued it is your responsibility to apply for the Tier 5 visa via https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas.

Applications for Tier 5 visas must be made in your home country (or the country you work in), but never from within the UK. 

You can also apply to the AoMRC for Tier 5 dependent visas for your spouse and children, although this is not guaranteed, and you should read the UKVI requirements on this well in advance. 

Please note that Tier 5 visas cannot be extended. 

Sources 

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/education-practice/advice/medical-training-initiative-resources-applicants 

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/education-practice/advice/medical-training-initiative  

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/file/19236/download 

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/file/23841/download  

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/file/4534/download?token=QyAzDCP8  


What are my options after I complete the MTI?

Ordinarily, on completion of the MTI scheme, doctors return to their home country with the training and experience they gained from working in the NHS. 

Some doctors may want to remain in the UK after completing the MTI for a number of reasons. This can be done if the doctor finds another NHS post, in which case, they may be able to switch from the Tier 5 visa to the Tier 2 Health and Care Worker visa

If you want to find another NHS post after completing the MTI, you would follow the same process as any other doctor. You will need to consider what job it is you would like to obtain and what location in the UK you would prefer to relocate to. 

For guidance on NHS jobs in your specialty, please see our live jobs or get in touch with us to learn more about your options in the NHS.

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Career Development & Opportunities Available

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

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  • Training and development opportunities
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What is life like in East Midlands of England?

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Career Development & Further Opportunities Available at the NHS Trust

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

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Non-EEA Candidates:

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The University Health Board provides healthcare services to a total population of three towns. The Health Board provides Acute, Primary, Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services via General and Community Hospitals, Health Centres, GP\'s, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists and other sites. They also provides a range of services for people living in south Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales. The Health Board has 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. 

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The University Health Board is in an area wherein there are excellent choice of schools and very reasonable property prices while having a picturesque countryside view. Carmarthenshire is home to the Brecon Beacons, National Botanic Gardens of Wales and some of the longest and most beautiful beaches. West Wales provides wonderful lifestyle opportunities.

There are other activities such as climbing and mountain biking, as well as walking, surfing, fishing, sailing and hiking. There are also excellent road and rail connections to London and the larger cities. Wales has a low crime rate and is a safe and friendly place to live and work.

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The Health Board has University status with strong links to other Universities to develop and strengthen multi-profession teaching. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of their up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Cares. 

They have an 8-room Clinical Research Facility in PPH, with state of the art facilities that opened in 2012 and new initiatives involve BioBanking, EU Lead for telemonitoring at scale and new Clinical Research Fellowships.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

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  • Experience working across / in medicine specialties

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience working across / in medicine specialties
  • Full MRCP UK
  • Eligibility for GMC registration

UK based applicants

  • Experience working across / in medicine specialties
Overseas doctors with interests in entering specialty training programmes and working towards CCT are strongly encouraged to apply for this post in a beautiful region of the UK.
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An excellent opportunity for a Consultant in Acute Medicine for a permanent position, open to applications from both UK and Overseas trained doctors in Acute Medicine. The trust offers support for CESR accreditation and welcomes candidates interested in entering specialty training within the NHS. This department provides a high-performing and supportive environment, particularly for overseas doctors new to the NHS or UK-based doctors seeking career advancement.

You will be a part of an NHS Foundation Trust that is committed to delivering exceptional healthcare services to its community. The Acute Medicine department is renowned for its dedication to patient care and clinical excellence.

What is the NHS Foundation Trust like?

The NHS Foundation Trust operates as a leading district general hospital, offering comprehensive healthcare services to residents of King\'s Lynn, West Norfolk, and surrounding regions. As a pivotal healthcare provider in the area, it oversees the management of hospitals, ensuring a continuum of care across its network. With a strong commitment to quality and safety, the trust has earned a commendable rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), reflecting its dedication to maintaining high standards of clinical excellence, patient satisfaction, and safety protocols.

Situated within its catchment area are vibrant towns such as King\'s Lynn, known for its historical significance and thriving community, Downham Market, celebrated for its charming market town atmosphere, and Wisbech, a culturally rich and diverse town with a strong sense of community. These towns, along with other surrounding areas, benefit from the trust\'s provision of accessible and reliable healthcare services, ensuring that residents receive the care they need close to home.

Through its multidisciplinary approach and commitment to innovation, the NHS Foundation Trust continues to uphold its mission of providing compassionate, patient-centered care to the communities it serves, fostering a healthier and more vibrant region for all.

What is the department & team like?

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is equipped with 25 beds, organized into four bays and one sideroom. Consultants in Acute Medicine conduct thorough ward rounds starting at 08:00, followed by a secondary review at 14:00. They collaborate closely with junior staff to ensure timely patient assessments between rounds. The unit works in conjunction with the Rapid Assessment and Frailty Team (RAFT) to facilitate prompt discharges to home or community support when suitable. With approximately 10,000 patient assessments annually, translating to roughly 35-50 patients daily, the AMU handles a broad spectrum of acute medical conditions. All referrals to the AMU are streamlined through the Medical Streaming bleep, managed by a designated senior nurse serving as the central point of contact. Upon receiving a referral, the streaming nurse evaluates provided clinical information to determine the most appropriate course of care for each patient.

The department also has 3 locum consultants to support the substantive consultant workforce. They are also consist of:

  • 8 x Specialty Doctors/Specialty Registrars
  • 24 x FY2/GPST/ACCS/Clinical Fellow
  • 2 x FY1 Medical Director
  • Physicians Associates 2 x Physician Associates


Career Development & Opportunities Available 



Life in King\'s Lynn

East England offers a diverse mix of rural landscapes and vibrant urban centers, providing doctors with varied living options. Residents can enjoy scenic walks along the Norfolk Broads or explore historic sites like Cambridge University. The region boasts top-tier schools and renowned universities, nurturing academic excellence. Transport links are extensive, with efficient rail and road networks connecting to major cities like London and airports for international travel. Housing options range from charming cottages in quaint villages to modern apartments in bustling towns, catering to diverse preferences and lifestyles.

Am I eligible for this role?
UK based candidates:

  • Experience in Acute Medicine
EEA candidates: 
  • Experience in Acute Medicine
Non-EEA candidates:
  • MRCP
  • Experience in Acute Medicine

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