In this section
Information and resources for trainees and hospitals already involved with the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme.
- MTI training matrix (PDF 367kb)
- How to support an MTI doctor
- Guidance for hospital when an issue arises
- Educational guidance for hospitals (PDF 567kb)
- Transfer request process for an MTI placement
Resources for doctors currently in the UK on the MTI scheme
MTI Booklet for new starters
The MTI booklet (PDF 396kb) contains advice for new doctors joining the scheme.
Find out about the ways of adjusting to a new working environment, living in the UK and tips from previous MTI trainees on how to deal with problems you may encounter.
Preparing for MTI – experiences of an MTI Doctor
Dr Prashida Guha Sarkar is an MTI trainee at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, who commenced in post October 2018.
She has put together a useful article (PDF 225kb) sharing her experiences of preparing for MTI and settling into working and living in the UK over the past year.
The Relocation guide (May 2018) (PDF 1.3mb) is created by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges which gives international doctors participating in the MTI scheme general advice about moving to the UK.
The guide is not exhaustive but it does cover some of the key things that you will need to arrange and may find useful to know when you move to the UK. It contains generic information which aims to cover all of your needs and those of your family (if applicable).
AoMRC Medical Training Initiative Guide
The MTI Guide 2017 (PDF 3mb) is created by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
This report includes important information about the operation of the MTI scheme, processes involved and crucial FAQs.
Guidance for MTI doctors
If you start to experience some issues within your placement the RCOG can offer pastoral support and guidance.
Support for MTI doctors from Sri Lanka
If you are from Sri Lanka, you can now contact the RCOG Sri Lanka Liaison Group Trainee Committee.
This group has produced a small booklet for Sri Lankan MTI trainees and also offers a network system which allows you to contact a UK trainee at any time to talk about life in UK hospitals and other training issues.
If you are interested, please contact the RCOG Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the frequently asked questions for people on MTI placements on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) website.
There are several websites which may be helpful for MTI doctors:
- Online Introduction to NHS working practices: e-LfH national 'Induction for International Doctors' e-Learning programme
This programme introduces internationally qualified doctors, who are new to UK clinical practice, to national ethical, social, legal and professional aspects. The programme has 26 e-learning modules in total which are interactive sessions produced by CMFT, along with a number of sessions taken from other e-LfH programmes which supplement the focus of the programme. This online programme and of course, it is free to use.
- E-learning for healthcare: web-based educational resource developed to introduce all internationally qualifies doctors, who are new to UK clinical practice to ethical, social, legal and professional aspects of UK clinical practice. Information on how to register (PDF 1.2mb).
- British Council – LearnEnglish: access English language tools and videos to improve your vocabulary and confidence of speaking English.
- Online communication skills video course
- GMC Good Medical Practice guidance: useful booklets for doctors working in UK
- Professional references - Abbreviations
- http://www.healthtalk.org/health-professionals – how people talk about illness in the UK
- Welcome to UK practice film – GMC – information on the role of the GMC with doctors sharing good practice
- An alternative guide to the new NHS in England (Youtube video, embedded below) – information on the structure of the NHS
- Promoting professionalism: welcome to UK practice – online scenario based tool that provides a series of case studies which explores ethical challenges in a variety of clinical situation. Doctors have the opportunity to self-assess. These themes are:
- Professional knowledge and skills
- Raising concerns
- Respect for patients
- Team working
- Induction for International Doctors (INT) – series of e-learning modules available on the e-Learning for Healthcare website. Doctors will need to register. Modules cover:
- Induction to working in the NHS
- Social aspects to UK clinical practice
- Ethical and legal aspects to UK clinical practice
- Patient safety aspects to UK clinical practice
- Professional aspects to UK clinical practice
- Good Medical Practice (GMC) – Guidance and learning materials provided by the GMC
- Information on ePortfolio – useful short videos dealing with common issues around ePortfolio