Letters Selecting the medical workforce

Programmes to support international medical graduate doctors

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3352 (Published 05 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3352
  1. Naureen Bhatti, associate dean1,
  2. Catherine O’Keeffe, head of professional development1,
  3. Julia Whiteman, postgraduate dean1
  1. 1Professional Support Unit, Professional Development Department, Health Education North West London, London WC1B 5DN, UK
  1. naureen.bhatti{at}southlondon.hee.nhs.uk

We welcome the growing debate on support for international medical graduate (IMG) doctors in the NHS. Adaptations to the existing testing system may be necessary, as Peile points out, but the invaluable contribution of IMG doctors to NHS patient care must not be forgotten.1 Differences at point of entry to the NHS need to be dealt with by targeted support for …

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