Christie International Fellowship Programme

Your opportunity to undertake a prestigious fellowship at Europe’s largest single site comprehensive cancer centre.

 


The Christie welcomes fellows from every discipline, medical, nursing, pharmacy and other cancer professionals.

All fellows at The Christie, no matter what their focus, are offered:

  • Unparalleled access to clinical and technical experts with a wealth of experience in their specialist fields
  • Opportunity to participate in one of the largest and most well respected cancer research communities in the UK 
  • Experience and support to become a clinical educator

If you cannot find what you're looking for or if you would like further information about a post, please contact us on fellowships@christie.nhs.uk.  

What fellowships are available?

We continuously recruit to a variety of fellowships across the Trust, advertising via NHS Jobs, with some posts having flexible start dates.

UK Trainees

Depending on your specialty and level of training, you may need to take an Out Of Programme Experience (OOPE) to complete the fellowship. For more information, please discuss this with your training programme director (TPD) or the supervisor for the fellowship you are considering applying for.

Overseas trainees

The Christie welcomes international trainees and we have a vast amount of experience of working with fellows from across the globe. There are some requirements for working in the UK that you should be aware of, please see the links below which will guide you on your next steps. The application and agreement process for arranging a fellowship is complex and depending on the position, we suggest allowing 3-6 months to make the arrangements before the proposed starting date.

To work in the UK, you need to be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). If you are from the European Union, you are eligible for full registration with the GMC. If you are from outside the European Union, you need to have passed the PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board) Tests, or get an exemption. This is the test the GMC uses to ensure international doctors have the basic medical competence and communication skills to practice in the UK.

Overseas doctors applying for GMC registration also need to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the English language. To do this they must meet certain requirements in the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

If you currently live outside the UK, you may require a work visa. Information on this can be obtained from the Home Office website.

In addition to the above you may also require the following documentation:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • A Letter of Good Standing from local Constabulary or Ministry of Justice Department
  • An up to date Police Check from home country or country of employment/study
  • Reference from current employer

The Christie does not charge for the educational fellowship programme; however all costs associated with obtaining a licence to work in the UK must be met independently by the fellow or through a sponsoring organisation.

Sponsorship opportunities

The Christie encourages enthusiastic fellows to apply for their own funding. Some potential funding opportunities are shown below (other options may also be available to you in your country of nationality):

For laboratory research-focused clinical fellowships and clinical fellowships working towards a PhD, MD or MRes, posts are often advertised with the funding attached. Opportunities are advertised on the NHS jobs website. Masters in Research and PhD positions are also advertised via The University of Manchester.

Additional Resources

Health Education England (HEE) is an NHS body which has an excellent webpage for overseas doctors. There is also a fantastic resource on the e-learning for Healthcare website which covers an Induction for International Doctors.

NHS Employers also has a very good website for international medical graduates, including a downloadable guide.