Award-winning online training programme for international doctors launches across UK
award-winning online training programme for doctors across the
globe has gone live.
The Induction for International Doctors programme is a web-based
educational resource led by Dr Sujesh Bansal from our
Postgraduate Medical Education Department, in partnership with
HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).
It introduces internationally qualified doctors, who are new to
UK clinical practice, to national ethical, social, legal and
professional aspects. The programme has a number of interactive
e-learning sessions produced by CMFT, along with a number of
sessions taken from other e-LfH programmes which supplement the
focus of the programme.
It has been estimated that the programme will save our
organisation approximately £21,000 a year compared to delivering
face to face training.
Sessions include case-based scenarios and are intentionally
generic in content, thereby making them useful for doctors of any
specialty and grade. It is expected that this e-learning programme
will act as a driver for new international doctors to commence a
focussed discussion with their educational supervisors, to develop
professional development plans and to undertake additional training
as per their specialty/local needs.
Dr Bansal explained "There was a UK-wide need for an
international induction programme for a long time and CMFT was
regularly contacted by many national organisations with request to
access our online programme.
"With this national collaborative initiative with e-LFH, this
programme is now available to about 7000 international doctors
every year all over the UK. I feel we have done our duty to 'spread
the good practice' as a centre of excellence in education and
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