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Training Grades


Working abroad whilst in training

There can be many benefits from working abroad during training. These include

  • Experience of clinical conditions and pathology rarely seen in the UK
  • Developing clinical skills in situations where complex tests are not available
  • Teaching and people development skills
  • The opportunity to innovate

Not all placements offer the same. Those contemplating a placement abroad need to check what is available and that the placement benefits not just them but also the country they are visiting. Guidance offered to those organising placements can be found in the section on "Draft Criteria for the Kitemarking of Placements".

Information and guidance available

Information that may be helpful to someone in a training grade considering working abroad can be found at


Opportunities available through the Medical Royal Colleges

Some colleges have very active international departments and information about what is available can be found in the section on Medical Specialties.



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