The IMG Surgical Careers Programme

A careers programme aimed at International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with an interest in surgical careers.

About the Programme

The IMG Surgical Careers Programme 2024 is a 12 month career development programme which commenced in January 2024. Endorsed and Sponsored by RCS England, it is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) initiative aimed at improving access to Core Surgical Training (CST) for IMGs. There are currently 45 mentees enrolled on the Programme.


All 45 of our selected mentees have been allocated a near-peer surgical mentor to support their career, portfolio and professional development. Mentorship is delivered both one-to-one and in groups.



Mentees are invited to attend virtual and in-person events covering key portfolio domains such as Education, QI and Research.

Events Timetable:

Event 1 (QI and Research) – February 2024 – HELD

Event 2 (Education and publishing) – April 2024 – HELD

Event 3 (Clinical Assesment) – August 2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN – click here

Event 4 (Careers and Interview Preparation) – October 2024


Candidates selected for the 2024 cohort benefit from free access to the programme and subsidised travel costs.