medical training initiative
medical training initiativeAn initiative facilitated by the UK’s General Medical Council and implemented through the Royal Colleges that provides short-term training opportunities for international (non-UK) medical graduates, who return to their home countries to implement training experience in the development of local health services.
Medical Training InitiativeA UK programme designed to allow overseas doctors to undertake up to two years of training and experience in the UK, help NHS employers with recruitment and foster exchange programmes with overseas health services and organisations.
The MTI operates under Tier 5 of the UK Border Agency points-based immigration system, and has the backing of the Medical Royal Colleges, English Postgraduate Medical Deaneries, NHS Employers, Skills for Health and the Department of Health. The MTI helps the NHS to increase medical workforce capacity to support patient care and to sustain European Working Time Directive implementation, as well as enhancing the UK’s reputation for high-quality medical training. Overseas doctors benefit from increasing their skills and experience, helping them to improve health services in their home countries when they return home after completing their MTI training.