This will depend upon your current status and level of training; trainees with different experience will be required to give different evidence.
The application form will guide you on this, but please also visit the foundation competences page of this website for more information.
Please note - if you are not currently on, or have not previously completed, a UK/UK-affiliated foundation programme, you will likely be required to submit a completed 'Certificate of Readiness to Enter Specialty Recruitment' as evidence of your foundation competence.
Older versions of the certificate of readiness to enter specialty training/alternative certificate of foundation competence will be accepted as long as they have been signed by a supervisor that you have worked with for at least three consecutive months since February 2016.
The short answer here is no.
If more than one Certificate of Readiness to Enter Specialty Training is required to demonstrate a complete set of foundation competences, the version of the form must be the same for comparable purposes.
If you have a previous version of the form partially completed, you will need to get the most current version of the certificate fully completed for it to be accepted.
The UK Resuscitation Council (RC[UK] website) is keen to ensure strict quality control and standardisation of experience/skills gained in resuscitation training. As such, there are strict guidelines applied on which courses/certificates can be classed as equivalent to the RC(UK) certificate.
RC(UK) course certificates are recognised across Europe and are valid for four years (ILS/PILS are valid for one year).
The holder of any RC(UK) course certifcate has achieved a standard defined by the RC(UK); the tight quality control applied to the course programmes, the teaching scenarios, the instructors and the assessment provides some assurance of this standard.
Since RC(UK) have no such information on, or control over, the standards of potential 'equivalent' courses, RC(UK) clearly cannot offer any similar guarantee concerning successful participants.
However, ALS certificates provided by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) (ERC website) or Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) (ARC website) are recognised by RC(UK), as these organisations use the same programme, teaching material and assessment process.
So in summary: ALS courses/certificates from only the UK, European and Australian Resuscitation Councils can be accepted as meeting the requirement for advanced life support training.
Please note this does not include:
- ACLS (advanced cardiac life support)
- ATLS (advanced trauma life support) courses
- paediatric versions of ALS.
Restrictions apply to candidates whose employment will be subject to the resident labour market test (RLMT).
In the first round of IMT recruitment, the RLMT will not be considered to be satisfied, and therefore candidates in this position will not be considered in round 1. If this applies to you, then you may wish to consider applying in round 2 of IMT recruitment.
More information on this is available on the MDRS specialty training website.
Unfortunately, we are not able to give advice or specific guidance to candidates with regard to individual queries on immigration/visa status. Immigration issues are particularly complex, so it is important that you discuss this with appropriately qualified people.
For specific queries relating to your immigration status and eligibility to apply for specialty training, you can refer to the MDRS Specialty Training Applicant Handbook or contact the UK Home Office.
Regions assess candidate eligibility so should also be able to help advise on immigration issues. Contact details can be found on the region contacts page.
You can, however your application will need to be supported by a form signed by both the Training Programme Director / Head of School and the Postgraduate Dean in the region that the training took place. The form can be downloaded from the Oriel resource bank.
The person specification states that this should be in 'exceptional circumstances', which: 'may be defined as a demonstrated change in circumstances, which can be shown on the ability to train at that time and may include severe personal illness or family caring responsibility incompatible with continuing to train.'
In short, no.
Speaking generally, you would only be considered to have relinquished a programme in regards to this question if you had physically begun the programme, before leaving at a later stage.
If you applied in a previous round, and then withdrew your application, this would not be classed as relinquishing; even if you withdrew after accepting an offer. If your withdrawal came before you started, this would just be regarded as a withdrawal of your application, rather than relinquishing a place on a programme.