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A Doctor’s journey to UK

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

Hi doctors, I passed my plab 1 exam with 140 score in first attempt and I secured a tier 2 sponsorship job in UK and just booked my plab 2 now.


  If you want to know, more about my journey and learn from my experience. You are in the right platform where i am going to share my journey and best startegy.


 

In this Blog, I am going to cover followed journey.

  1. How and when I moved to UK?

  2. Which course I took in UK.?

  3. How I found tier 2 sponsorship job?

  4. How I booked my Plab 1 and which coaching did I take to prepare plab 1.?

  5. What mistakes you should avoid.?


It will be a bit lengthy blog, if you want to skip to any specific topic, please follow the above guide.

  1. HOW AND WHEN I MOVED TO UK.?

  I finished my internship and worked for 2 years as a medical officer in ICU. Then I had the plan of moving to UK.


I had zero knowledge about UK and post graduation when i started my journey. I applied for tier 4 visa (student visa) for Myself and dependent visa for my husband through a consultancy in India. Luckily I found a genuine and good consultancy which is student friendly. I will make another blog about application process and consultancy.


    I finally came to Uk after a wait of 2 months after the application. I came in 2020, it was covid restrictions time. It was very difficult to find a job at that time. We spent almost a month without jobs. I will also upload another blog regarding how to find jobs in UK.


 

2. WHICH COURSE DID I TOOK IN UK.?


I took Masters in Diabetes course in University of Chester which is 1 year course with 2 years of PSW (post study work visa).


In this course, you will have 8 modules and you need pass all the modules to get masters degree. You will be given 3 attempts to complete the course. However if you go for the 3rd attempt, you will face problems with visa expiry.

I faced the same problem with one of module. I passed in my third attempt and university didn't support me to release my results soon. So I ended up with visa expiry. You will be eligible for PSW extension, only if you pass your master's degree .


I will post another blog about what visa you can apply which costs less than £500 for 6 months where you stay legally and I will provide solicitor contact as well.


 

3. HOW I FOUND TIER 2 SPONSORSHIP JOB.?


Tier 2 visa allows you to work in UK legally for 3 to 5 years depending on your company. I got sponsorship for 5 years as a support worker.


Support worker role is very friendly where you don't need to do any personal care. I will link below a link to find tier 2 sponsored UK company list.


I will definitely another post in details it soon. I can't post everything in it, otherwise it will become a lengthy post.


 

4. HOW I BOOKED MY PLAB 1 AND WHICH COACHING DID I TOOK TO PREPARE ?


I booked my plab 1 after passing OET (occupational english test.


I did plabable


 

5. WHAT MISTAKES YOU SHOULD AVOID.?


   I did many mistakes as my journey was not well planned.


I booked my plab 1 after finishing my masters degree. Now, I felt that I should have booked it before.

   

I am not financially free, so I had money stress as well as I need to clear my debts. I concentrated more on part time jobs, which resulted in failing a module in two attempts. However I successfully passed my masters degree while in Uk.


I didn’t try to search for high earning jobs, i just focused on offlicense shops, warehouse and restaurants.


I suggest you doctors, not to do the same mistakes like me. Please plan well before you come to uk.


I am just going through everything very briefly, otherwise this blog will be too long.

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