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29 August 2015
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Clinical Attachments


Clinical Attachments are for International Medical Graduates , who are looking to gain some experience of the NHS.

A clinical attachment gives an insight to working within the NHS and the UK medical, legal and cultural traditions and is a great way for doctors to learn about UK clinical practice and NHS procedures. The scheme is intended to build confidence and improve chances of passing exams and recruitment potential.

A clinical attachment runs for a maximum of 12 weeks and can be taken at any participating trust in a chosen speciality providing there is an consultant who has agreed to supervise the attachment. Consultants are not obliged to take on a clinical attachment and is done out of good will.

Selection Criteria:

  • Not already have had a clinical attachment placement  or worked in the NHS
  • Passed PLAB 1 & 2
  • Passed IELTS at 7.0
  • Less than 4 years since completing their primary medical degree
  • Must be living in the West Midlands, and hold an entry visa.

To apply, please read the clinical attachment policy.  If you meet the criteria outlined, please complete the clinical attachment application form and send, with a copy of your up to date CV, via email to: 

Please find below the relevant documents:

 Clinical Attachment Application Form 2014

 Clinical Attachment Policy 2014

 Clinical Attachment Process Flowchart Jan 2014

 Clinical Attachment Educational Supervisor Report


For questions and returned applications please send and email to: