Working abroad - developed countries

This page will give you advice on what you need to consider and how to prepare for working abroad in a developed country.

What opportunities are there?

Opportunities (and clinical roles and responsibilities) will vary according to the healthcare system in each country. You should be aware that medical training in the UK may not be equivalent to training in other countries and gaining registration in the country in which you want to work will be an essential first step to practising as a doctor.

Find out more by viewing our medical experience abroad pages.

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