Medical Training Initiative

The Medical Training Initiative (MTI) is a mutually beneficial scheme that provides junior doctors from all over the world with the opportunity to work and train in the UK, while giving hospitals a high-quality, longer-term alternative to using locums to fill rota gaps.

The scheme facilitates General Medical Council (GMC) registration and tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) visa for those eligible. 

The RCP scheme is the largest of all UK college programmes, with more than 300 international medical graduates currently working in the UK.

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Information for applicants

Find out more about what you need to apply, and access resources to help you here.

Resources for applicants
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Information for employing bodies

Information for NHS Trusts interested in hosting international medical graduates through the MTI scheme.

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Contact us

If you have any query relating to the Medical Training Initiative (MTI), please get in touch.

The MTI team is available to respond to telephone queries on +44 (0)20 3075 1631. If you are unable to speak to us please leave a voicemail.

The MTI team can also be reached via email:


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