Medical Training Initiative in Pathology - MTI(path)
The Medical Training Initiative (MTI) was launched by the Department of Health in 2009. It is designed to allow medical graduates to come to the UK to undertake clinical training in the NHS for a maximum of 24 months before returning to their home country, providing they have the support of the relevant Royal College.
As part of the scheme, The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) will act as the ‘professional sponsor’ for medical graduates, through the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC). Find out more about the Scheme by watching our Facebook Q and A.
How can I gain sponsorship?
The College offers two routes to gaining sponsorship through its MTI(Path) scheme: MTI(Path) College and MTI(Path) Trust.
- The MTI(Path) College route is for those who haven’t been offered a placement but would like to undertake clinical training in the NHS for a maximum of 24 months before returning to their home country.
- The MTI(Path) Trust route is for those applicants who have themselves secured a suitable placement within an NHS Trust in the UK.
What posts are available?
We offer sponsorship to Trainees in the following specialties;
- Chemical Pathology
- Diagnostic Neuropathology
- Forensic Histopathology
- Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology
- Medical Microbiology
- Medical Virology
The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) oversees training in immunology. Further information on their MTI scheme can be found on the JRCPTB website.
Only some of the placements on the MTI Scheme are paid and the trainee receives a salary. However, funding needs to be organised by the trainee for the unpaid MTI Scheme placements. In this case, trainee needs to have funding available from an official source e.g. home institution, government, scholarship etc. The funding should be above the UK national minimum wage (or at least £16,000 p.a.).
Please find the details of MTI(path) placements offered for 2017 applications down below:
Job descriptions for the placements offered in 2017 are available below:
What kind of visa will I be entitled to?
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) – the overarching visa sponsor for the initiative – is responsible for issuing the Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). This enables an applicant to apply for their Tier 5 visa, which is issued for a maximum two year period. The certificate of sponsorship will only be issued if the application is supported by RCPath.
How do I apply?
Applications for the MTI(Path) College scheme 2017 opened on Friday, 29 September 2017 and will close on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 (23:59 GMT). The assessment of the application for MTI Scheme takes between two to six months, therefore ensure sufficient time for completion of the application process before your intended start date of the post.
If you wish to apply, you need to complete and submit the following complete documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- completed application form
- eligibility checklist
- CV template
- equality and diversity monitoring form
- supporting documentation detailed in the checklist found at the end of the application form.
All applicants must also post a hardcopy of your application pack to the following address:
The Royal College of Pathologists
21 Prescot Street
Download our application pack
To ensure your application is processed, please ensure all the relevant documents and evidence are clearly labelled based on the 'Supporting documentation list' (e.g. 1. Primary Medical Education certificate) and returned together with the application. We will not be able to assess any applications submitted without the IELTS test results.
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