International Medical Graduates Information and Resources


Welcome to life in the South-East of Scotland

Speaking from experience, starting a job in a new healthcare system and/or doing life in a different country/region can be challenging, if not daunting, to say the least.

We are therefore dedicated to helping you transition smoothly and aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.

To enable us to do so, we have put together and linked into some useful resources:

  • Induction

  • Human Resources - Employment Policies and Procedures

  • Accommodation

  • Training and Career Progression

  • Support and Buddy Systems

  • IMG Survey

  • Lost in translation - Nuances of Language and Medical Acronyms

  • Shared stories - Preparing and Maneuvering for Life in the UK and Work in the NHS

  • FAQ's

We hope you find these valuable - Enjoy browsing!


About The Team

A new working group has been established in NHS Lothian focusing on improving the training and workplace experience of IMGs in Lothian through quality improvement activity. For more information about how to get involved please contact, or

We have monthly meetings, if you would like to take part or suggest discussion topics or for more support in general please join our Teams Channel.

IMGs NHS Lothian


Dates for your diary


Induction Day - Thursday 15th August

SIM Induction Day - Friday 16th August

We will share more details as soon as we have them.


Agenda and all presentations now available in Induction Information


More info in Events

SCOTTISH IMG PRE-INDUCTION WEBINAR - Introduction to working in Scotland

  • Wednesday 12th June 2024

More info here

IMG Welcome to NHS Lothian

Simon Edgar IMG Welcome