Hi author, I am a practising orthopaedic surgeon in India post- DNB. I have already cleared JSCFE FRCS part 1. My aim is to get short term fellowship training in a sub-specialty at UK and then return back to India for further practice. How do I go about it? (Note – I am planning to sit JSCFE part 2 in near future)
CESR, or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration, is the route to specialist registration for doctors who have not completed a GMC-approved programme.
JSCFE FRCS, however, is a GMC approved qualification. This makes you eligible to apply for GMC Registration immediately after you clear your FRCS.
Check this out for GMC approved qualifications list: https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/join-the-register/before-you-apply/acceptable-postgraduate-qualifications
After clearing your JSCFE part 2, you will need to do following:
- Get registered with the GMC
- Find a suitable fellowship or training job
- Obtain a work visa
- Start your fellowship or training job
In order to apply for Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme, you will need to contact the responsible Consultant to find out if there is a vacancy and request an application form.
The list of Orthopaedic surgery fellowships can be found here:
Thank you for your fast response.
Regarding the GMC registration after JSCFE FRCS, do I have to take the CESR route? Through this route, I understand that a huge volume of documentation and proofs are required.
Having studied and worked in India, looking only for a short term training opportunity at the UK and documentary proofs asked for CESR are not relevant to my practice in India and I do not possess, can you suggest me the fastest way to get a GMC registration for further fellowship training
The CESR route has to be taken by international graduates when you want to get registered into the GMC specialist register so that you can practice as a consultant in the UK.