RCGP East Anglia Faculty

Opportunities and Resources for Working and Studying Abroad

Your international reps are Dr Sonny Aung and Prof. Kevork Hopayian, contact us via the Faculty Office

There are many opportunities for different stages of your career, from training to nearing retirement, and for different interests or skills


During GP training

Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) permits a year out from training in the UK subject to approval from your training board 

There may be funding for OOPE in some regions through a Global Health Fellowship


Associates in training and First Fives

The Junior International Committee of RCGP Int provides information and support

The Vasco da Gama Movement is the junior network of WONCA Europe  


RCGP International

RCGP Int supports the development of high quality family medicine around the world and offers a variety of opportunities for work and study. Visit the site for details of:

Placements/exchanges in Europe through the Erasmus programme

Regional projects specific to location  e.g. Sierra Leone, Uganda, Myanmar and led by local partners e.g. VSO, local GP societies

Posts in accreditation and training services on behalf of RCGP International to foreign organisations such as health ministries or universities

Grants for self-directed projects: International Travel Scholarship and Eric Gambrill awards to fund study of or development of health care abroad

International newsletter available online with updated opportunities


International NGOs

Many NGOs recruit to posts in difficult areas often combining clinical practice with local mentoring/teaching

They tend to require medium term commitment (6 months to a year)

Examples: Medicins sans frontières, Merlin, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)


Short to medium term and self-directed projects

The BMA Humanitarian Fund supports humanitarian projects

International Travel Scholarship and Eric Gambrill awards from RCGP Int (as above)

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