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
Hear from doctors who are currently in UK training programmes – those who have recent been through the journey
Personal Success stories + Challenges faced
Mistakes to avoid and 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 previous
“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”
Conference Welcome (Dr Aman & Dr Pooja Arora)
Emergency Medicine (Dr Anoopkishore Chidambaram)
Radiology (Dr Shitanshu Kalani)
Core Medical Training (Dr Natasha Jawed)
General Practice (Dr Aman Arora)
Medical Indemnity talk by MPS
Psychiatry (Dr Marium Rai)
Core Surgical Training (Dr Akshay Vinoo)
O&G (Dr Shaista Malik)
Paediatrics (Dr Bilal Rehman)
Conclusions and Close
Dr Shitanshu Kalani
Dr Shitanshu Kalani is an Indian doctor who graduated from Nepal and moved to UK in 2019 after working for a few months in India.
He matched into Radiology Residency in 2021 at Nottingham University Hospital.
He has been guiding many IMGs aspiring to work in UK through his Instagram channel and regular live webinars.
Dr Natasha Jawed
I am Dr Natasha Jawed. I did my MBBS from Karachi, Pakistan.
I started my career in the UK from Poole hospital a couple of year ago. I am currently working as a Core Trainee – Internal Medicine year 3 in East Midlands. I have been involved in organising Simulation Training Programmes for IMGs at my previous trust and also led a few Quality Improvement Projects and Audits.
My passion and love for medicine motivated me to choose IMT and I hope to become a Respiratory Consultant in future.
Looking forward to speak about my journey to Internal medicine training which indeed was challenging but also led to quite rewarding outcomes.
Dr Anoopkishore Chidambaram
Currently working as a senior emergency medicine registrar in the southeast. I moved to the UK in 2017 after completing my MRCEM in India. I am one of the Trainee Reps for ACCS emergency medicine.
I have been helping IMGs with their exams and interviews in emergency medicine. I am in the process of establishing an IMG peer support network in my hospital with the help of other IMGs.
I also run the SimMan and Emergency day at the Arora PLAB 2 Academy+ Programme
Dr Marium Rai
Marium is a CT2 psychiatry trainee based in England, deeply committed to the field of mental health.
Beyond her medical pursuits, she curates an engaging Instagram channel, where she imparts valuable insights into mental wellness and life as a doctor mom.
As a dedicated mother of two, she gracefully manages the demands of parenthood while pursuing her career in psychiatry.
Dr Shaista Anwar
Hi My name is Shaista Anwar, working as a trainee ST1 Obgyn in East midlands.
I started my NHS career as a trust grade in 2019.
I will share my experience and challenges and some myths to break on 11th December!
Mr Akshay Vinoo
Mr. Vinoo is currently a core surgical trainee Year 2 in Urology themed programme, based in the West Midlands.
He completed his MBBS from India in 2018. He has worked as an ENT clinical fellow and also in critical care prior to surgical training.
He is currently the Vice President of the Surgical Society of International doctors which aids overseas surgical aspirants in their UK journey.
Dr Bilal Rehman
Hello! I am a paediatrics ST1 trainee in the Northwest Deanary.
I am doing my first placement at the moment that started in September 2023.
I am from Pakistan and completed my primary medical education there. I will be talking about paediatrics as a specialty, application process and training pathways.
Dr Aman Arora
After Medical School and Foundation Training in Birmingham UK, I went on to complete GP Training in the West Midlands, passing MRCGP AKT and CSA exams first time and completing MRCGP in 2010. Since then I’ve been lucky to hold a variety of clinical and educational roles, completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Dundee and was proud to receive Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2017.
I now focus full-time on improving medical education for doctors all over the world and apart from running Arora Medical Education, I’m fortunate to deliver talks and teaching sessions at conferences across the UK, focusing both on MRCGP exam preparation as well as the future of Medical Education.
I’m also passionate about maximising mindset and making sure doctors are in the best headspace to tackle exams. I also trained to become a certified Meditation trainer and regularly help doctors reduce stress and burnout through teaching simple meditation techniques at workshops and conferences.