To obtain a UK visa, trainees will be enrolled in a Medical Training Initiative programme. This is a national scheme designed to allow a small number of doctors to enter the UK from overseas for a maximum of two years, so that they can benefit from training and development in NHS hospitals before returning to their home countries.
The visa will be sponsored by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). In order to be considered for sponsorship, the doctors must satisfy the RCP that the following key criteria have been met:
In addition to completing the RCP application form and documentation, applicants to the Medical Training Initiative must produce: