COVID-19: information for international medical graduates
The Royal College of Pathologists has a longstanding tradition and record of engaging internationally on global health issues and addressing matters relating to the improvement of pathology training, research and practice worldwide. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the College has made the difficult decision not to accept any new applications for our MTI and Sponsorship Schemes from Monday 30 March 2020 until further notice.
The College is in receipt of a number of ongoing applications and we are aware that many doctors will be keen to proceed with their training in the UK. To this end we will continue to process the MTI and Sponsorship applications for these individuals as far as currently possible. All existing applicants will be advised of this on an individual basis by our International Education Officer.
We cannot at present confirm a timeline by which International Medical Graduates will be appointed to an MTI position in the UK. We will provide updates to our International Medical Graduates as soon as these become available and will announce on the website as soon as we are able to start accepting applications again. Should you have any queries or concerns regarding a secured placement, please contact our International department on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be reassured that the College has every intention of reopening the MTI and Sponsorship Schemes as soon as is practically possible.
In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, and the move in the UK to the ‘delay’ phase of managing the outbreak, the College has taken the hard decision to defer all of our spring examinations.
The examinations will be rescheduled later in the year. We will stay in touch with candidates and examiners regarding dates and arrangements.
Read College President Professor Jo Martin's full statement on the situation.
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