We welcome enquiries from NHS staff to see how we can help you fill training posts that you have been unable to fill through UK recruitment.

How you can benefit from MTI

Health Boards and Trusts can fill vacant posts for up to 2 years with highly qualified doctors –they will have full MRCP UK and meet the GMC’s standards for English language and clinical experience.

How does MTI work?

  1. The first step is for the job description to be agreed – this should demonstrate that trainees will receive the same training opportunities as UK-appointed trainees and provide details of study leave, training days etc. Posts should be a minimum of 6 months up to 2 years and do not have to have a national training number. Please contact us via MTI@rcpe.ac.uk

  2. Before progressing we require evidence of Deanery support for a post to be filled through MTI, to ensure that it provides sufficient educational and training content and that recruitment does not prejudice opportunities for UK doctors.

  3. We also require written confirmation that funding is available for the post (unless the trainee has home-country funding).

  4. After agreeing the above we will send the recruiting consultant the CV of a potential candidate. Recruitment is non-competitive in that we only put forward one candidate at a time for any one post.

  5. If the recruiters wish to interview, we arrange this via WebEx or Skype.  A clinician representing the College’s International Development Group will join the interview panel.

  6. If a job offer is made we will sponsor the candidate’s GMC registration and after registration, facilitate their Tier 5 visa application.

 

How long does it take?

The recruitment process depends on many factors and can take up to 6 months from interview to a trainee starting in post. If all parties work promptly and provide the required documents efficiently then the process can be quicker.

There has been a recent change to MTI visa allocation by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. Applications from countries not considered priority by the UK Government’s Department for International Development or World Bank Low or Lower-Middle Income Countries will be placed on a waiting list and will be processed only when there is capacity. This means that start dates for applicants from the non-priority countries cannot be predicted accurately as applications may take some time to process. More details of the changes and a list of the priority countries can be found at http://www.aomrc.org.uk/news-and-views/important-changes-medical-training-initiative-prioritisation-process/

How to help ensure MTI success

Induction

The trainee must undertake a period of induction and close supervision to become familiar with local practices and policies - we recommend a minimum of two weeks up to several months - until both they and the supervising consultant are satisfied that they are competent and ready.

Supervision

MTI trainees should be allocated an educational supervisor as well as a clinical supervisor and have regular meetings to review progress. At the end of the training post the College will ask the educational supervisor for a list of competencies for the trainee’s end-of-post certificate.

Ongoing placement support

We provide a range of support to trainees during their placements:

  • Mentors: we assign a mentor to support trainees - usually a senior Fellow of the College and/or a member of our International Development Group
  • ePortfolio: MTI trainees receive free use of the JRCPTB’s ePortfolio
  • College membership: MTI trainees receive free Collegiate or Associate membership giving access to a range of educational resources including discounted rates for educational events and courses
  • Feedback: we request regular feedback from trainees and their supervisors
  • Certification: trainees receive a certificate at the end of their placement confirming they have undertaken an International Training Fellowship and a letter outlining the competencies they have gained experience in.