The Virtual

IMG Conference 2021

All you need to know as an IMG doctor | Expert Speakers | 7+ hours CPD | 1000+ Registered

Days
Hours
Minutes

WHY ATTEND?

How to Maximise your career in the NHS
  • How to create your ideal career in the NHS
  • How to reach your potential and make the most of opportunities of working as a doctor in the UK
  • Life in the UK as a healthcare professional – how to balance and have it all
Hear from those who have reached Success as IMGs
  • Key notes from Professor Parveen Kumar (Co-editor Kumar & Clark) and Professor Subodh Dave (Dean-elect RCPsych)
  • 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 core issues: visas, applications, CVs, interviews
  • Things you need to know about: complaints, leadership, preparing for exams
  • Understand which next career step is right for YOU
Highlights
from previous
Arora Conferences
“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”

Event Programme

9.30
Start
9.45 - 10.30
Professor Parveen Kumar
Breaking ceilings as IMG doctor
10.30 - 11.15
Professor Subodh Dave
IMG support systems in UK
11.15
Coffee
11.30 - 12.00
Dr Robert Hendry
Complaints: How to avoid and handle
12 - 12.45
Dr Aman Arora
Medical Exams: How to maximise your potential
12.45 - 13.45
Lunch
Opportunities with BSOL CCG (promo talk)
13.45 - 14.15
Dr Onyinye Okonkwo
Leadership as an IMG doctor
14.15 - 14.45
BMA Immigration Services
Immigration, ILR and citizenship
14.45
Coffee
15.00 - 15.30
Dr Wei Zian Szetho & Ching Szetho
Life in the UK: a journey of ups and downs
15.30 - 16.00
Dr Soheb Rehman
Common IMG doctor questions

Meet some of our

incredible speakers

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Professor Parveen Kumar

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar is a Professor Emerita at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

She is a physician and gastroenterologist. She co-founded and co-edited Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine a textbook for students and doctors, as well as other books. She has been president of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Medical Association, the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, and the Medical Women’s Federation, and Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians.

She chaired the Medicine Commission UK and was a founding non-executive Director of NICE.

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Professor Subodh Dave

Professor Subodh Dave is the Dean-elect for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a consultant for Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.

He is passionate about co-production and patient involvement in Quality Improvement, and has lead work within psychiatry education to that effect. He has held a range of Medical Education posts and has assisted with the psychiatric curriculum both nationally and internationally.

He is a keen runner and champion of well-being services for doctors and other healthcare workers. He serves on various committees, driving representation and improvement for differential attainment, social justice in medical curricula, and equality and diversity.

You can find him on Twitter @SubodhDave1

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Dr Robert Hendry

Medical Director, Medical Protection

Dr Robert Hendry studied medicine at Dundee University before spending over 12 years as a GP partner in an urban teaching practice.

He developed an interest in medical law and completed an MPhil in Law and Ethics in Medicine at Glasgow University in 1992. This led to consultancy work for the Medical Protection Society and part-time teaching at Dundee University. Since obtaining his MBA from Strathclyde University Graduate Business School in 2001 he has continued to develop his business interests. Appointed as Medical Director of the Medical Protection Society in 2013, Robert is responsible for medicolegal services delivered to members worldwide.

A Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine he continues to teach, hold honorary positions at several universities and has served on several governmental working parties considering dispute management.

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Dr Onyinye Okonkwo

Dr Okonkwo is a GP at the Wand Medical Centre in Birmingham, UK.

She is passionate about medical education and is involved at various levels of education – undergraduate and postgraduate.

She is a Year 1 and Year 5 Tutor for Medical Students and Senior Clinical Examiner for University of Birmingham.

She is a GP trainer with the South Birmingham VTS and a CSA/RCA examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioner.

She is involved in issues around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion currently the Clinical Lead for the BAME Staff Network in General Practice for Birmingham and Solihull CCG as well as co chair for BMA BAME West Midlands network.

She can be found on Twitter @onyiokonkwogp

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Dr Aman Arora

After Medical School and Foundation Training in Birmingham UK, I went on to complete GP Training in the West Midlands, passing 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.

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Dr Wei Zian Szetho

I am originally from Malaysia. I studied medicine in the Czech Republic and Sweden then went to Ireland as an OBGYN SHO. Sat the PLAB exam to work in the UK where I continued my career in OBGYN in St Thomas.

Recently completed my GP training. Working now as a GP.

Co-Founder Plabable Question Bank.

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Hean Ching Chan

MPharm, PGDip GPP

​I am a Malaysian who was fortunate to receive a full scholarship to study Pharmacy at King’s College London. I completed my postgraduate diploma in general pharmacy practice at University College London and I am currently working as a paediatric pharmacist at University College London Hospital.

Co-Founder Plabable Question Bank.

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Dr Soheb Rehman

Current GPST1 trainee

GPSTs representative in Junior doctors leaders group (local)

Has been helping IMGs of all specialities for past 4 years.

Well versed with current immigration rules .

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Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor is a Partner in the UK Immigration team at Magrath Sheldrick with many years of experience. Acknowledged by WWL as a leading individual in Corporate Immigration – Future Leaders 2020 she is praised by clients as being “forward-thinking” with “excellent knowledge”, and is “very up to date in this ever-changing environment.”

Focusing primarily on corporate immigration Joanne seamlessly advises and assists many individuals to determine their immigration needs. Navigating a complex system of Immigration rules, Joanne will always consider strategic solutions to ensure compliance with strict Home Office requirements, whilst ensuring the individual needs can be met, often exploring alternative immigration categories.

Joanne is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and British American Business. Joanne was also nominated for Women in Law Award 2020.

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Ahmad Namazie

Ahmad Namazie is a Solicitor in the UK Immigration team at Magrath Sheldrick with a number of years of immigration experience advising political parties, trade unions, businesses of all sizes and individuals in relation to their immigration law needs.

Ahmad’s experience covers all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law as well as the remnant impact of the EEA Regulations and EU Treaty Rights on UK immigration and nationality law. Keeping up with a constantly changing suite of UK Immigration Law, Ahmad delivers up to date and pragmatic advice to his clients to put them in the best possible position.

Meet some of our

incredible speakers

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Professor Parveen Kumar

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar is a Professor Emerita at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

She is a physician and gastroenterologist. She co-founded and co-edited Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine a textbook for students and doctors, as well as other books. She has been president of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Medical Association, the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, and the Medical Women’s Federation, and Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians.

She chaired the Medicine Commission UK and was a founding non-executive Director of NICE.

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Professor Subodh Dave

Professor Subodh Dave is the Dean-elect for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a consultant for Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.

He is passionate about co-production and patient involvement in Quality Improvement, and has lead work within psychiatry education to that effect. He has held a range of Medical Education posts and has assisted with the psychiatric curriculum both nationally and internationally.

He is a keen runner and champion of well-being services for doctors and other healthcare workers. He serves on various committees, driving representation and improvement for differential attainment, social justice in medical curricula, and equality and diversity.

You can find him on Twitter @SubodhDave1

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Dr Robert Hendry

Medical Director, Medical Protection

Dr Robert Hendry studied medicine at Dundee University before spending over 12 years as a GP partner in an urban teaching practice.

He developed an interest in medical law and completed an MPhil in Law and Ethics in Medicine at Glasgow University in 1992. This led to consultancy work for the Medical Protection Society and part-time teaching at Dundee University. Since obtaining his MBA from Strathclyde University Graduate Business School in 2001 he has continued to develop his business interests. Appointed as Medical Director of the Medical Protection Society in 2013, Robert is responsible for medicolegal services delivered to members worldwide.

A Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine he continues to teach, hold honorary positions at several universities and has served on several governmental working parties considering dispute management.

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Dr Onyinye Okonkwo

Dr Okonkwo is a GP at the Wand Medical Centre in Birmingham, UK.

She is passionate about medical education and is involved at various levels of education – undergraduate and postgraduate.

She is a Year 1 and Year 5 Tutor for Medical Students and Senior Clinical Examiner for University of Birmingham.

She is a GP trainer with the South Birmingham VTS and a CSA/RCA examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioner.

She is involved in issues around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion currently the Clinical Lead for the BAME Staff Network in General Practice for Birmingham and Solihull CCG as well as co chair for BMA BAME West Midlands network.

She can be found on Twitter @onyiokonkwogp

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Dr Aman Arora

After Medical School and Foundation Training in Birmingham UK, I went on to complete GP Training in the West Midlands, passing 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.

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Dr Wei Zian Szetho

I am originally from Malaysia. I studied medicine in the Czech Republic and Sweden then went to Ireland as an OBGYN SHO. Sat the PLAB exam to work in the UK where I continued my career in OBGYN in St Thomas.

Recently completed my GP training. Working now as a GP.

Co-Founder Plabable Question Bank.

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Hean Ching Chan

MPharm, PGDip GPP

​I am a Malaysian who was fortunate to receive a full scholarship to study Pharmacy at King’s College London. I completed my postgraduate diploma in general pharmacy practice at University College London and I am currently working as a paediatric pharmacist at University College London Hospital.

Co-Founder Plabable Question Bank.

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Dr Soheb Rehman

Current GPST1 trainee

​GPSTs representative in Junior doctors leaders group (local).

Been helping IMGs of all specialities for past 4 years now.

Well versed with current immigration rules.

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Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor is a Partner in the UK Immigration team at Magrath Sheldrick with many years of experience. Acknowledged by WWL as a leading individual in Corporate Immigration – Future Leaders 2020 she is praised by clients as being “forward-thinking” with “excellent knowledge”, and is “very up to date in this ever-changing environment.”

Focusing primarily on corporate immigration Joanne seamlessly advises and assists many individuals to determine their immigration needs. Navigating a complex system of Immigration rules, Joanne will always consider strategic solutions to ensure compliance with strict Home Office requirements, whilst ensuring the individual needs can be met, often exploring alternative immigration categories.

Joanne is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and British American Business. Joanne was also nominated for Women in Law Award 2020.

img9.png

Ahmad Namazie

Ahmad Namazie is a Solicitor in the UK Immigration team at Magrath Sheldrick with a number of years of immigration experience advising political parties, trade unions, businesses of all sizes and individuals in relation to their immigration law needs.

Ahmad’s experience covers all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law as well as the remnant impact of the EEA Regulations and EU Treaty Rights on UK immigration and nationality law. Keeping up with a constantly changing suite of UK Immigration Law, Ahmad delivers up to date and pragmatic advice to his clients to put them in the best possible position.

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