Thriving in the NHS: An International Medical Graduate’s guide to starting out in the NHS
Doctors trained outside of the UK face several challenges when they make the decision to practice in the UK. This book has been written with a clear understanding of the unique struggles of International Medical Graduates (IMGs). The struggles they face are usually untold and affect every facet of life; from clinical practice to fitting in socially and work-life balance. According to the Office of National Statistics, 19% of doctors in the NHS are non-British, non-EU Nationals. IMGs contribute a fifth of the population of doctors working in the NHS.
Thriving in the NHS proffers solutions to issues in everyday life at work and at home. Beginning from the first job search and journeying with the doctor through their first day at work, first year and subsequent years. It explains the postgraduate training system and how doctors who choose that path can prepare. It also addresses everyday life in the UK as an IMG. It aims to provide information that can help doctors overcome anxieties that may build up slowly and ultimately start to chip away confidence. The goal is to help IMGs avoid common pitfalls so that they can focus on being excellent at their jobs and thrive
Dr. Ibifunke Pegba-Otemolu
Self- published in Nigeria, KDP international