A doctors story from South Africa to the NHS

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Jack, an emergency medicine doctor, and his wife Mariza, an experienced dietician both lived, trained and qualified to work as medical professionals in South Africa. After a varied career and locum placements in the UK and overseas, they made the decision to permanently relocate to England. Relocating to the UK as an International Medical Graduate (IMG) is a comprehensive process, most of which starts after you’ve secured your job offer.

With the advantage of English as their primary language, previous NHS experience as an A&E locum doctor, and English language exams previously passed with ease, the relocation to the UK should have been a breeze. We sit down to discuss a story of resilience, adaptability, and the importance of building connections. Grab a brew, sit down and enjoy our 3-part series "A doctors story from South Africa to the NHS".

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