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MTI information for UK hospitals

An introduction for UK hospitals to the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme

Offering an MTI trainee a post at your hospital

We encourage UK hospitals to offer training placements for International Medical Graduates. While this experience will have an enormous positive impact upon the doctor, it also provides a great opportunity for units in the UK to learn from their international colleagues and share experiences and surgical knowledge. The RCOG provides educational guidance and support. Trainees on the MTI scheme have access to the Training ePortfolio for training and monitoring purposes.

For more information, please read:


MTI Hospital Placement form

MTI Hospital Placement MOU form 2020 (Word document 905kb)

Applications for MTI 2020 placements are now open.

If you would like to offer an MTI trainee a post at your hospital, please download and submit the MTI Hospital Placement MOU form, together with a purchase order, to by Friday 28 August 2020.

The majority of placements are expected to commence from September and October 2020.


RCOG MTI Scheme 2020 - Training and Education Pledge

All Trusts that have requested a placement for an MTI Trainee under the RCOG MTI Scheme 2020 need to complete a training and education pledge which must be signed by the College Tutor. This needs to be returned to along with the other placement request documentation outlined above.

If your Trust is unable to provide the required assurances or has concerns about how this would be achieved during the current pandemic, please contact so that we can discuss your individual circumstances in greater detail. 


Charges to hospitals

For the College to ensure a quality service to both hospitals and doctors, it began implementing a charge to hospitals for placing a doctor in post. This charge was introduced to enable the RCOG to maintain a high standard of assessment, induction and ongoing mentorship/support in view of the rising number of doctors placed in the scheme.

The charge to hospitals per placement offered is £2500 plus VAT.

All hospitals are required to submit payment to the RCOG immediately after submitting the forms within this document and on receipt of an invoice from the College. Hospitals who withdraw their placement from the scheme will not be reimbursed.

Charges are per placement per doctor. Hospitals who offer more than one placement will be charged per placement offered.


End of placement / Transfer to another hospital

You will need to complete an MTI Exception Report which will be submitted to the MTI department at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the MTI Office at the RCOG, if an MTI trainee in your hospital:

  • Has reached the end of their placement
  • Has resigned
  • Has been absent from work for more than 10 days without permission
  • Has been dismissed
  • Is moving to a different hospital within your trust
  • Has breached the terms and conditions of their leave
  • Has been engaged in criminal activity

Download the Exception Report from the AOMRC website, complete it and email it to


If an MTI doctor is moving to a different hospital within the Deanery the Transfer Form (available from the AOMRC website) must be completed and returned to together with a copy of doctor’s passport and visa.