GMC Sponsorship Scheme for International Medical Graduates
Canterbury Christ Church University runs an International Sponsorship Scheme for International Medical Graduates (IMGs).
For those IMGs who meet the criteria for this scheme and those stated by the General Medical Council (GMC), there are a number of limited places where sponsorship for GMC registration may be awarded.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need to have a primary medical qualification and have a minimum of two years post qualification clinical experience. Full registration with the GMC is required if you wish to undertake clinical practice such as assisting in operating theatre.
If you are an overseas medical graduate the Admissions Office at the University will check the application in terms of:
- Equivalence of qualifications (by using NARIC) and
- English Language IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum requirement of 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.
If you are an overseas student applying for the University’s International Sponsorship Scheme, you will be required to have English Language overall score of 7.5 with a minimum requirement of 7.0 in all four areas.
You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Occupational Health screening prior to any clinical attachments. You will also be required to undertake a telephone interview, which will be conducted by the Pathway Director. If you are an overseas student applying for the University’s International Sponsorship Scheme you will be subject to a video conferencing style interview that meets the criteria stipulated within the University’s scheme protocol.
If you are interested in applying to be sponsored for GMC registration through our scheme, please contact us.