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Advice for Refugee Doctors

Health Education and Improve Wales recognises that refugee doctors have particular challenges to face as International Medical Graduates (IMG) in the UK. 

Exam support

We can offer you the best support if you contact us at the beginning of your revision - it is recommended that you allow 6-9 months for your exam preparation

Guidance and support for trainers

Why Early Intervention is Important

International medical graduates (IMG)

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) refers to overseas doctors and refugee doctors whose primary medical qualification is from a medical school outside the UK and EU.

Mentoring

The Professional Support Unit (PSU) offers a 2 hour workshop on Mentor and Mentee Training - Getting the Most out of Mentoring.

Psychological support

Psychological support can be beneficial to the trainee from time to time during training for a variety of reasons.

Staff health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of the NHS Staff is a key factor that underpins performance at work, engagement within the workplace, and sickness levels.

Support for refugee doctors via WARD

HEIW work on behalf of refugee doctors and dentists, who have fled persecution in their own countries to seek asylum in the UK, and who now wish to rebuild their careers here.

Support with training and progression

Development and progression through training is influenced by a range of factors.