medical training initiative

medical training initiative

An 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 Initiative

A 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.
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The RCP said it wants the Government to relax visa restrictions for the healthcare workforce and build on successful schemes such as the Medical Training Initiative.
Three hundred residents are also getting training in UK for two years as part of Medical Training Initiative undertaken with Royal Colleges of UK.
We also cooperate internationally through the Medical Training Initiative which gives overseas doctors the opportunity to work in the UK for two years as part of their career development.
Recently CPSP, in collaboration with the Royal Colleges of UK, has invited the fellows and the doctors in training, to apply to work in UK via Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme.
2 Determined that the links should continue, the Royal College of Physicians of London lobbied hard to find a way to maintain exchanges with its international sister organisations, and with the Department of Health and UK Border Agency, established the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) Scheme.
In summary we feel the Medical Training Initiative marks a positive way forward to maintain long established links between Pakistan and the UK.
Medical Training Initiative scheme offered opportunities to many international medical graduates to come to UK and complete their postgraduate training.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges took over the role of National Sponsor of the Medical Training Initiative in May 2010 to ensure that it delivers high quality training in the UK for overseas trainees to the benefit of both the individual trainee and their country of origin.
Following pressure from the UK Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Government set up the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) in February 2009.
We are especially energised by the patient safety, nursing, research and medical training initiatives that will be at the core of this work, and we believe this new joint venture will allow us to advance Johns Hopkins' vital mission of improving the health of the world.

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