On this page you will find more information on the profile needed to become a doctor.

Doctors examine, diagnose and treat patients who have been referred to the hospital by GPs and other health professionals.
  • Providing general care to patients and monitoring them;
  • Carrying out specific procedures relating to your specialty;
  • Working together with other doctors and other medical staff;
  • Promoting health education.

If you are a refugee who wants to work as a doctor in the UK, you must be licensed to practice by the General Medical Council. To get your license to practice you will need to do three things:

  • Pass the international English language testing system (IELTS) test: this is an English test that assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at work;
  • Pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test: this is a two-part test to determine doctors’ competence and includes PLAB 1 – a written test, and PLAB 2 - a practical test with different scenarios to test your competence in settings such as a mock consultation or an acute ward;
  • Take a clinical attachment: This is a type of unpaid work experience which familiarises doctors with the NHS and UK practice. You will observe the work in an NHS hospital for about 10-12 weeks, though the content of the attachment varies depending on the hospital. Once you have passed all three stages, you can apply for your license to practice from the GMC and then apply for jobs as a doctor in the UK.
  • Valid employment visa


  • UK residence permit
  • Refugee Health Professionals - Building Bridges Programme – Refugee Council
  • Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU)
  • The Refugee Healthcare Professionals North East Project
  • Reach North West – Supporting Refugees Healthcare Professionals
  • General Medical Council (GMC): deals with all issues relating to medical registration and can provide advice about PLAB and IELTS.
  • British Medical Association (BMA): the main professional association and trade union for doctors in the UK.


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