International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

HEE Wessex welcomes International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to train in the Wessex region. We recognise that the transition of living and working in the UK can be difficult and we are fully committed to supporting IMG doctors across Wessex.

We Are Wessex

We reached out to IMG trainees across Wessex for them to share their native greetings, background, and what they enjoy most about Wessex.



Further information and resources

IMG Welcome to Wessex Handbook

Our IMG Welcome to Wessex Handbook is a helpful resource for IMG doctors arriving in Wessex.

Wessex IMG Induction Programme

IMG doctors new to the Wessex region are required to attend a Wessex IMG Induction Programme (for doctors new to the NHS). The following event dates are planned for 2021:

12-13 July 2021
18-19 August 2021
6-7 September 2021
4-5 November 2021

How to book

Places must be booked via the Wessex Accent Course Manager system. When booking, please search for ‘Wessex IMG Induction’ in the Course/Conference search field. If you have not yet registered as a user with the Wessex system, please do so before booking your place on the course.

For further booking assistance, please contact PDU.WX@hee.nhs.uk

Diversity of trainees within Wessex – demographic map

HEE Wessex commissioned creation of a demographic map (accurate at time of creation; April 2021) which showcases the diversity of the trainees within Wessex, showing where trainees attained their primary medical qualification. This highlights the number of IMG trainees currently training within the Wessex region.

Please visit the Diversity of trainees within Wessex – demographic map page to view the map.

Hello Supervisor form

The Hello Supervisor form was developed by the HEE Wessex IMG Fellowship Programme, to help identify new IMGs commencing clinical posts.

The form is designed to be completed electronically between an IMG and their supervisor, during their initial meeting.

Masterclass – Developing your Leadership Potential: Connecting Across Cultures

Moving across national, professional and organisational cultures offers a huge range of benefits and opportunities – both professional and personal… but culture shift can also sometimes present unforeseen challenges!

This interactive masterclass aims to give you insider information about working in the UK and help you to develop strategies to:

– enhance your contribution to your team
– enhance your leadership skills whilst working in a different culture
– help you to manage cultural shift with resilience
– get the most out of this next stage in your career

The masterclass also offers you an opportunity to meet colleagues, share experiences and start building your professional network.

How to book

Places must be booked via the Wessex Accent Course Manager system. When booking, please search for ‘Developing your Leadership Potential’ in the Course/Conference search field. If you have not yet registered as a user with the Wessex system, please do so before booking your place on the course.

For further booking assistance, please contact PDU.WX@hee.nhs.uk

International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowships

HEE Wessex offers IMG trainees and SAS doctors the opportunity to apply for a one-year International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowship.

For further information, please visit our International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowship page.

Other support and resources for IMG doctors
Useful information for prospective IMG doctors