The process begins with a UK consultant contacting the College to request sponsorship for an International Medical Graduate to take up the post. Note that it is not possible for the College to progress a request for sponsorship from the trainee without first having received contact from the UK consultant. Trainees can make contact with the College beforehand but the process cannot officially begin until the UK consultant has made the College aware of their offer of the training post.
It can take up to three months for the sponsorship process to be completed. There are many stakeholders in the process and we are dependent upon receipt of information from them in order to progress a trainee's application. The College processes a high volume of enquiries and applications for sponsorship, which can impact on the duration of the sponsorship process.
Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.×