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Difficulties for international medical graduates working in the NHS

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 12 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3120
  1. Mohan Bhat, director of medical education1,
  2. Ali Ajaz, specialist trainee year 6, forensic psychiatry2,
  3. Nuruz Zaman, fellow in medical education1
  1. 1North East London Foundation Trust, Medical Education Department, Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford, Essex, UK
  2. 2West London NHS Mental Health Trust, Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, Berkshire, UK
  1. zamannuruz{at}


Over a third of doctors working in the United Kingdom qualified in other countries, yet these doctors continue to encounter a number of challenges. Mohan Bhat and colleagues examine the problems faced by international medical graduates working in the NHS


  • We thank Jocelyn Hewitt, education lead, professional development, Professional Support Unit, Professional Development Department, Shared Services Health Education North Central and East London, Health Education North West London, and Health Education South London.

  • Competing interests: We have read and understood the BMJ policy on declaration of interests and have no relevant interests to declare.

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