IMG Careers Conference 2021
Covered 9 Specialities | Expert Speakers | 2500+ Registered | 7+ hours CPD
- Understand how to successfully apply to your chosen field
- Eligibility, Application, Preparation, Assessments
- All key specialities including GP, IMT, CST, paediatrics etc
- Key note from Dr Ananta Dave, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust, President BIPA
- Personal Success stories + Challenges faced
- Mistakes to avoid and Tips to follow
- 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
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Dr Ananta Dave
Dr. Ananta Dave is the President of British Indian Psychiatric Association. She works a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She is the BIPA President elect. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and holds a Master’s degree in Medical Ethics and Law. Along with seeing patients presenting with complex and multiple problems, she did set up and led the Autism Disorders clinic in her previous service. She was the Named Doctor for Child Safeguarding in her previous role at Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Clinical Director for Quality & Safety, and Chaired Trust’s Suicide Prevention group.
Dr. Dave is a member of the Executive Committee of the Child & Adolescent Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists with the specific roles of Safeguarding and Policy Joint Lead. She is passionate about helping develop a leadership culture which promotes the well-being of the workforce and is actively involved in mentoring and supporting doctors in difficulty.
Dr Ananta Dave chaired the Royal College of Psychiatrists Task and Finish Group to look into growing concerns about the disproportionate impact the pandemic is having on BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) staff. The group was asked to rapidly develop recommendations on how mental health services in the UK can support BAME staff. Dr Dave was awarded a 2019 Churchill Fellowship, an overseas research grant by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, which she used to learn about US strategies for preventing doctors from dying by suicide, and how these might be applied in the UK. Dr Ananta Dave travelled to the United States to learn from areas of good practice in preventing suicide among doctors.
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 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 1 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 Aaliya Uddin
Dr Aaliya Uddin graduated from India in 2018 and moved to the UK shortly after to work as a surgical SHO. She successfully secured a plastics themed Core Surgical Training post in the Wales deanery.
Dr Uddin also the founder and president of Surgical Society of International Doctors, and is passionate about global surgery, medical education and plastic surgery.
Dr Anoopkishore Chidambaram
Currently working as an 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.
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, and an IMG rep on the Psychiatric Trainee Committee (PTC).
On most days, you’ll find her curled up with a book and chai.
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 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!
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.