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Induction Activities

The following information lets you know what to expect from your induction programme once you arrive in the region. We also recommend that you look at further supportive information contained on our Resources and Useful Links webpage. We also advise you to download the Health Toolbox app to help you with familiarisation of your first placement site.

Induction Event for International Medical Graduates

The Yorkshire and Humber Supported Return to Training Team are organising a regional induction for postgraduate doctors new to working in the UK. 

Whether you are starting as a foundation doctor or have many years of experience under your belt, it would be great to see you at this virtual event and welcome you to Yorkshire and Humber!

You will hear from a range of speakers, including current IMGs, GMC representatives and one of our social prescribers, and we will provide you with vital information about working in the NHS, and signpost you towards information to help your transition to living and working in the UK. 

The event will be held virtually, on Microsoft Teams, on Tuesday 23 July 2024 from 9.00am to 5.00pm (UK Time). 


Registering for the Induction

Your place at the induction event can be booked via the Learner Support and Faculty Development Maxcourse booking system.

You will need to Create an Account before you can book onto the induction.

Places on the induction event are only bookable by International Medical Graduates (IMGs). When your account is created, you will need to update your ‘Professions’ within the Account Details page, and ensure one of your professions is set to ‘International Medical Graduate’. Without doing this, you will be unable to book a place at the induction.

You can provide additional information, such as your occupation, speciality and trust by editing ‘Personal Details’ within your Account Details page.

Once you have created your account you can book onto the induction event by visiting the induction’s booking page in Maxcourse.

If you experience any difficulties creating an account, please contact us for support at:

Specialty Induction Events

The Specialty School (e.g., Medicine, GP, Foundation etc.) that you are aligned to will contact you ahead of your arrival to confirm your local induction arrangements. This will include a generalised induction to your School and may also include a specific induction event for International Medical Graduates. They will also provide you with a named contact for support within the School. Attendance at your Specialty Induction is essential preparation and you will be expected to provide proof of attendance in your training portfolio.

Don’t worry if your Speciality School does not provide a dedicated induction event for IMGs, you will be able to find all of the supporting information you need on these webpages, especially on the Resources and Useful Links webpage.

Trust Induction Events

The Trust in which you are due to work will also contact you ahead of your arrival and they will provide you with details of your Trust’s induction, which you are expected to attend to familiarise yourself with local policies and procedures. Attendance at your Trust induction is a mandatory requirement.

WelcomInG Form

The WelcomInG Form can be completed by you and your Clinical or Educational Supervisor at your first meeting. It helps your Supervisor to understand your cultural background and upbringing, the medical training you have completed so far and the clinical skills that you need to work on. In turn, this helps you, as your supervisor will understand your unique situation better and, through a needs analysis, they will be able to provide you with the support you need for clinical and non-clinical needs.

NHS Induction for IMGs

The NHS Induction Programme for IMGs is an e-learning module, developed in partnership with NHS England and Improvement, is aimed at IMGs who are new to UK practice.

By completing the session, learners will:

  • discover the information, resources and support IMGs can expect their employing Trust to offer them and their families before and after they arrive in the UK
  • reflect on potential challenges for a doctor moving into a new linguistic, cultural and professional environment
  • reflect on personal and professional learning needs and identify ways to meet these
  • locate additional learning resources 

Please note: you will not be able to create an account to access the module until you have received your NHS email address.

Welcome to UK Practice Workshop

The General Medical Council run a free online workshop designed to support doctors new to the UK, regardless of experience.

Centre for International Medical Graduates Induction Programme

The Centre for International Medical Graduates is an organisation that offers courses and coaching for IMGs to support your transition to living and working in the UK, including a comprehensive free Induction to the NHS Programme.