International medical graduates

Welcome to Great Ormond Street Hospital 

Moving to a new country is an exciting, but often challenging time. You may have never been to London or England before, and you may be leaving family and friends behind while you make the most of this opportunity.

Cheryl Hemingway
Dr Cheryl Hemingway - Education Lead for International Medical Graduates

Working in a different country can provide fantastic professional and also personal development. However, it can also be a daunting time with lots of uncertainty around the practicalities. 

We look forward to welcoming you, our International Medical Graduates (IMG), to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and have prepared this guide to inform you of what to prepare in advance, what to expect in your first few weeks here at GOSH, and where to get help.

In order to get a glimpse in the life of a doctor at GOSH, please click the links below:

  • This video from the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) gives some insight into working at GOSH as an IMG.

Further information about working at GOSH is available here

Our values leaflet is available here: GOSH Always Values leaflet (1.97 MB) 

Click the section titles below to find out more about the services we provide for International Medical Graduates.

GOSH Global Connections Service

The PGME team are pleased to introduce the Global Connections service to prospective International Medical Graduates who are moving to the United Kingdom. This service will provide a contact point with international doctors currently working within the hospital, which is envisioned to promote a smoother transition for the prospective International Medical Graduates.

Medical Services Information

Understanding the National Health Service (NHS) and its multiple components, will assist new International Medical Graduates in better adapting to their new environment. We have compiled a list of contemporary resources to help new starters in this endeavour.

Useful Employment Information

To gain employment in the NHS within the United Kingdom, requires a number of administrative procedures to be completed.

Living and Travelling in London

On arrival to this cosmopolitan city, a new starter is inundated with choice. In this section, we highlight some of these choices.

Ready-to-move Checklist

So you are preparing to move to the UK and work at GOSH? Have you considered the following?