Clinical Attachments

Overseas doctors applying for jobs, or preparing for the PLAB examination may find it useful to undertake a clinical attachment. This is a non-paid, non contact observership.

Doctors do not need to be registered with the GMC to undergo a clinical attachment as they will not be carrying out any procedures. Usually, clinical attachments last for 4 - 6 weeks, during which time the doctor will be attached to a consultant and observe their work. Clinical attachments provide invaluable experience of the NHS, and can help overseas doctors gain a reference for future job applications.

To be considered for a Clinical Attachment you must write directly to the consultant of your choice requesting an attachment and enclosing a C.V. For further information please contact Mary Morley, telephone 024 7696 8712 or email

Clinical Attachment Sessions for 2018
Start Date End Date
8th January 2nd February
5th March 13th April
16th April 25th May
4th June 13th July
3rd September 12th October
15th October 23rd November

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