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Course Category: Healthcare

Supporting International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

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Who Would Benefit

Designed for Educational and Clinical Supervisors and those supporting International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Course Description

In your role as Clinical Supervisor you will need to ensure your IMGs are afforded the development they need to not only thrive in their role but to overcome the unique challenges they face joining the NHS. As the numbers grow and play key roles in delivering medical care, it becomes more crucial than ever that support is made available to teach the skills needed to thrive.


  • CPD Points: 6
  • Training Course Category: Healthcare
  • Recommended No. of Days: 1
  • Training Course Location: Virtual or to be determined by Client


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme, delegates can:

  • Recognise how Clinical Supervision and support for IMGs starting work in the NHS is essential for their well-being, and sense of inclusion career and to ensure safe patient care
  • Describe the information, resources and support that IMGs can expect from their employing Trust
  • Consider the range of challenges that could arise for a doctor moving into a new linguistic, cultural, and professional environment
  • Reflect on personal and professional learning needs and identify ways to meet these
  • Locate supplementary learning resources
The Programme Includes:
  • What do I need to know as a Clinical Supervisor of an International Medical Graduate.
  • Assessment of prior capabilities, an introduction to differential attainment  explains the gap in attainment levels between different groups of doctors, contributing factors and mitigating measures.
  • Assessment of communication skills and patient expectations such as communication options, treatment options, consent and decision-making.
  • An introduction to the NHS, its purpose, complex structure and organisation and how care is delivered and funded.
  • How to work in teams, how NHS teams are formed, individual roles, common issues that may arise in multi-professional team working.
  • Understanding cultural identity including the unique communication and linguistics native to the UK.
  • Learning needs assessment to meet F2 standards and junior doctor-level capability.
  • Placement planning meeting.
  • Personal development plan for first 3 months.
  • Use of an e-portfolio.
  • What GMC does / appraisals / revalidation entail? We look at the General Medical Council (GMC) responsibilities and how trainees’ own duties tie in.
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