International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowships

In 2018, NHSE Wessex introduced an International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowship for Wessex IMG trainees and SAS doctors.

Three fellows are currently funded (one day per week for a year) by Wessex, to work on projects aimed at narrowing the ethnicity differential attainment (DA) gap between white UK graduates, black and minority ethnic background UK graduates and IMGs.

The DA programme is a national GMC initiative which is guided by the attainment data of these trainees in relation to ARCP outcomes, exam pass rates and trainees’ overall satisfaction.

About the Role

The IMG fellows typically work on improving support for trainees and trainers. In the past, this has included:

  • Organising courses
  • Establishing support networks for IMGs
  • Developing support resources e.g. handbook, electronic form for the initial meeting with a supervisor, videos and podcasts

They are actively involved in the delivery of the courses and workshops for trainers and are currently working on setting up a conference for IMG leads in primary and secondary care and enhancing the support network.


Fellows are appointed following a formal recruitment process. The recruitment process usually starts in March, ready for the fellowship to begin in August-September.

Contact us

For further information about this fellowship or the DA programme, please contact Dr Phil Rushton, Associate Dean via