Clinical placements

What is it?

Clinical placementKing’s Health Partners offer a wide range of clinical training opportunities for healthcare professionals from overseas to observe and learn alongside our world-class team.

We can design programmes and bespoke education and training opportunities in the widest range of subjects allied to medicine of any other London institution, including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Psychology.

Those who have the General Medical Council registration [Link to GMC Guidance page below] will have access to the clinical placement (fellowships) opportunities – these are usually 6 months in length but can be extended to up to 24 months.  All fellowship programmes must adhere to the standards set out by the UK’s General Medical Council.

Kings Health Partners have developed a Global Health Fellowship scheme, which combines a clinical placement in a range of medical specialties a in our Partner hospital trusts. These Fellowships are usually between 12 – 24 months and offer training and development under the supervision of a leading consultant and an educational supervisor As well as gaining clinical skills, the fellowship scheme will provide the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills, such, guideline development, audit and research and clinical governance.

The Global Fellowship scheme is open to doctors who are a national of a country outside the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and for doctors from the European Union, EEA and Switzerland.

What support can we offer

KHP can help with GMC registration, relevant medical Royal College registration and supporting visa applications. There is more information available about visas for foreign doctors on the British Medical Association’s Website.

How you can learn

The international fellows are part of a specialty team, attending ward rounds, delivering outpatient clinics and undertaking procedures relevant to their specialty. Fellows are responsible for supervising junior doctors and working with specialist registrars. They are encouraged to contribute to the teaching faculty, develop research interests and audit and build a portfolio for future consultancy. Fellows will also gain first-hand experience of quality improvement programmes

Next to the specific responsibilities outlined in the relevant job description, the fellowship programme includes:

  • one-to-one mentoring from a consultant
  • access and participation in clinical rounds and lectures
  • possible integration with KHP research projects

Clinical placements can also be combined with non-credit-bearing short courses, or with a King’s College London-accredited credit-bearing modules which can be used toward a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or Master of Science in a range of clinical subjects.

Our Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Advanced Medical Training is offered as part of our Global Fellowship developing in conjunction with a clinical placement in one of the Partner Trusts.

Eligibility

If you are an international doctor with at least three years of full-time clinical practice / training seeking to broaden your experience and boost your career, KHP can offer doctors the chance to obtain first class clinical and / or academic training in London at three of the world’s leading teaching hospitals.

Fellows must be eligible to work as National Health Service (NHS) doctors, and be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) [Link: to GMC guidance at end of this document]

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