Established in 2010 University Hospitals Birmingham's (UHB) International Training Fellowship Programme has long-term relationships with overseas organisations, which it continues to develop. These training organisations only put forward candidates for consideration who have demonstrated clinical and academic aptitude. This ensures that only suitable, skilled doctors who have the potential to develop are accepted onto the programme.
The programme is focused on "learn and return". This means that, in addition to providing hands-on clinical training across the full range of medical specialties, the programme requires fellows to return to their home countries. This is imperative as one of its aims is to improve the level of healthcare expertise in countries that do not have advanced healthcare systems.
UHB accepts a regular intake of trainees from all over the world, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
The education and training programme is appropriate to the needs, skills, experience and competence of each trainee and their specialty, and continues to develop to ensure ongoing reviews are reflected in the individual programmes.
Training is supported by a multi-professional team of clinical experts, clinical academics and educationalists through a faculty-type approach and by the delivery of teaching and learning in practice. There is formal face-to-face teaching as well as scenario-based simulation training.
Last reviewed: 20 September 2023