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The Virtual IMG Careers Conference 2020

Covering 9 Specialities | Expert Speakers Over 700 Delegates | 7+hours CPD 

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WHY ATTEND?

How to Enter GP and Speciality Training

• Understand how to successfully apply to your chosen field

• Eligibility, Application, Preparation, Assessments

• All key specialities including GP, IMT, CST, paediatrics etc

Hear from those who have Successfully Applied

• Key notes from Dr Chaand Nagpaul and Dr Raja Adnan Ahmed

• Personal Success stories as well as Challenges faced

• Learn which mistakes to avoid, and which tips to follow

Plan and Create your own Career

• Understand how each speciality in the UK works

• Hear of the pros and cons of the most popular specialities

• Decide which next career step is right for YOU

Highlights from 2019

“Inspiring day! Learned so much. Really good speakers!”

“Amazing conference, so much value! Can’t wait for the next one”

“Can’t think of any way to improve this conference! 100% recommend for IMGs”

Agenda

09.30 - Conference Welcome

09.45 - Key Note 1: Dr Chaand Nagpaul

10.30 - Key Note 2: Dr Raja Adnan Ahmed

11.15 - Coffee Break

11.30 - Speciality 1: Internal Medical Training (Dr Parul Kalia)

11.55 - Speciality 2: Psychiatry (Dr Shomazee Somani)

12.20 - Speciality 3: General Practice (Dr Aman Arora)

12.45 - Lunch

13.45 - Speciality 4: Core Surgical Training (Dr Dimitrios Spinos)

14.10 - Speciality 5: Emergency Medicine (Dr Nehal Sarja)

14.35 - Speciality 6: Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Dr Vinod Motiani)

15.00 - Coffee

15.15 - Speciality 7: Ophthalmology (Dr Kimberly Tan)

15.40 - Speciality 8: Paediatrics (Dr Abrar Chatha)

16.05 - Speciality 9: Radiology (Dr Suhail Khan)

16.30 - Wrap up and Close

Agenda

09.30 - Conference Welcome

11.30 - Speciality 1: Internal Medical Training (Dr Parul Kalia)

13.45 - Speciality 4: Core Surgical Training (Dr Dimitrios Spinos)

15.15 - Speciality 7: Ophthalmology (Dr Kimberly Tan)

09.45 - Key Note 1: Dr Chaand Nagpaul

11.55 - Speciality 2: Psychiatry (Dr ShoNazee Somani)

14.10 - Speciality 5: Emergency Medicine (Dr Nehal Sarja)

15.40 - Speciality 8: Paediatrics (Dr Abrar Chatha)

10.30 - Key Note 2: Dr Raja Adnan Ahmed

12.20 - Speciality 3: General Practice (Dr Aman Arora)

14.35 - Speciality 6: Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Dr Vinod Motiani)

16.05 - Speciality 9: Radiology (Dr Suhail Khan)

11.15 - Coffee Break

12.45 - Lunch

15.00 - Coffee

16.30 - Wrap up and Close

Hear from incredible speakers!

Dr Chaand Nagpaul

BMA Council Chair

Dr Chaand Nagpaul is a GP and senior partner in his practice in Stanmore, North London where he has practised for 28 years.
He was elected as Chair of the British Medical Association Council in July 2017 and has been a BMA Council member since 2008. His present role involves representing the breadth of the medical profession working in all settings and disciplines across the UK. He is past chair of the British Medical Association GPs committee (GPC) from 2013 – 2017, having been a member of the GPC since 1996, and was a GPC negotiator between 2007 and 2013. As chair of GPC he helped raise the profile of general practice and the pressures it faced and negotiated positive contract changes to support GPs. He also promoted ways in which GPs could work in newer and collaborative ways to best manage demand and escalating workload.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Chaand was awarded a CBE in 2015 for his services to primary care.

Dr Raja Adnan Ahmed

Dr Raja Adnan Ahmed came to the UK in 2005 and now working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Wales. 

He has an MSc in Medical Education and is interested in improving the quality of Psychiatry training and helping international medical graduates in their journey towards the NHS. 

He is discovering the power of social media and its advantages in medical education and career guidance.

Dr Suhail Khan

Hi! I am Suhail Khan and I always wanted to be a paediatric radiologist. 

I did my masters in Paediatrics in India and MRCPCH from Cambridge, UK. My Neonatal Fellowship is from Leicester. 

I’m currently a second year radiology trainee in University hospital of North Midlands UHNM) . 

Happy to help anyone who wants any advice relating to and around radiology training in the UK. 

Dr Parul Kalia

Internal Medicine Trainee Year 1, Northwick Park Hospital, London

Parul completed her undergraduate medical training in India and has gained valuable experience working as a trust grade doctor at Northwick Park Hospital, before taking up an IMT post.

Parul is passionate about medical education and is working on bringing about changes in access to teaching for junior doctors. She is also keen on helping IMGs develop skills towards a successful start in the NHS and has mentored many colleagues irrespective of their grade.

Dr Kimberly Tan

Dr Tan graduated from the Philippines in 2013 and went on to complete the UK Foundation Programme at University College London Hospital. In 2016, Dr Tan successfully secured an Ophthalmology training post in London. She is currently an Ophthalmology registrar at King’s College Hospital.
 
Dr Tan co-founded the Savvy IMG website, an online resource for UK-bound international medical graduates, and created the IMG Masterclass, a step-by-step online course to help IMGs enter UK specialty training.

Dr Abrar Haider

Paediatric Trainee in North West Deanery.

Abrar graduated from Pakistan and initially moved to Ireland where he worked for a few years, before recently moving to the UK – where he got inducted into Paediatric training. 

 

He has been involved in audits and quality improvement projects, as well as presenting posters and presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr Dimitrios Spinos

My name is Dimitrios Spinos and I am a Core Surgical Trainee in East Midlands. I studied Medicine in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, graduating with high honours in 2017. 

I completed a MSc in Applied Neuroanatomy in 2019 and started my CST in an ENT-themed rotation in 2020. I am planning to pursue a career in Otolaryngology and I am mainly interested in minimally invasive skull base surgery.

Dr Shonazee Somani

Dr Shonazee Somani graduated MBBS from Hyderabad, India in 2018. 

She then went onto work in Critical Care & Emergency Medicine in India while preparing for PLAB. 

Being an avid reader, she has always been interested in people and their stories. This prompted her to take up an attachment in Psychiatry in the UK (post PLAB) which eventually led to a non-training post. She is now a Core trainee in Psychiatry. 

On most days, you’ll find her curled up with a book and chai.

Dr Vinod Motiani

MBBS 2005 Dow Medical College, University of Karachi
 
MSc Clinical Embryology 2010 Jesus College, University of Oxford
 
Foundation Programme 2018- 2020 Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe Hospitals, Oxford Foundation School
 
Currently ST1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Wexham Park Hospital, Thames Valley Deanery

Dr Nehal Sarja

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