Medical Recruitment Services

Doctor Recruitment Services – Suitable for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and EU clinicians
2-year hospital training programmes

Rila Institute has a 20-year history of working with the Healthcare sector in the UK and abroad. It is a key player in Postgraduate Medical training and collaborates with many UK National Health Service, UNRWA and other professional organisations to deliver accredited medical programmes.

Rila has placed healthcare professionals in key roles e.g. Hospital Doctors, GPs with a Special Interest, Hospital Practitioners and Clinical Assistants.

Rila is now actively involved in recruiting, International Medical Graduates and EU registered clinicians into middle grade and training grades for the Hospital sector to work in the UK National Health Service (NHS).

Hospital Training programmes

Clinicians must meet the following minimum requirements:

International Medical Graduates:

  • IELTS ( or an alternative English Language qualification recognised by the GMC
  • PLAB 1 and PLAB 2
  • At least provisional/temporary registration with the GMC

EU Graduates:

  • At least provisional/temporary registration with the GMC

ALL applicants MUST have a minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience

The pathway indicated below will be followed to secure a hospital posting.

  1. Mandatory initial interview technique training. Experience indicates that many overseas doctors have inadequate techniques and to greatly improve the chances of being offered a position. Rila runs a 1 day focused practical skills “Interview Techniques” sessions. There is a fee payable for these sessions.
  2. Candidates are strongly advised to participate in a “Soft Skills” development programme, which is offered by Rila Institute of Health Sciences
  3. Candidates CV and application will then be submitted to appropriate organisations, within the NHS in England, seeking to place clinicians in training positions, and interviews offered.
  4. If offered a post the employing organization will initiate the process for required documentation for GMC and the Home Office etc. for visa purposes.
  5. The candidate will usually be offered a 2-year post, subject to satisfactory performance.
  6. In year 1 the employing organization will fund the cost of a Postgraduate Diploma (there is a choice of ~ 10 programmes). This is a work-based programme. The clinician would be salaried at the usual rates for the job they are fulfilling. The final award would be from the University of Plymouth School of Medicine & Dentistry
  7. In year 2 the employing organization will fund the cost of an MSc in Clinical Sciences, provided the Postgraduate Diploma was successfully completed. Again, this would be a work-based MSc delivery by Rila Institute of Health Sciences and the University of Plymouth. The clinician would be continued to be salaried. The final award is from Rila Institute of Health Sciences and the University of Plymouth.
  8. At the completion of the 2-year programme the clinician will have a number of options:
  • Return to their native country but with both the training experience and two key qualifications: A Postgraduate Diploma and an MSc
  • Apply for formal Deanery training, which is competitive, and suitable if the individual is looking to eventually becoming a Consultant. The 2-year training may permit exemption from some of the time duration of Deanery training and of course, the qualifications would be a major contribution to the points system in the selection procedure.
  • Continue in the post and look to securing a permanent post e.g. Trust clinician ar Staff grade clinician

Your pathway to High-Quality Medical Training and Postgraduate Qualifications: 2-year programme:

Hospital Training Pathway

Register your interests for Hospital Training Programmes here

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