Medicine: Overseas Students

Health written question – answered on 2nd April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of medical graduates from overseas medical schools who applied for speciality training in 2007 had indefinite leave to remain.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The available data allow applicants to be categorised as one of a limited number of categories, shown in the following table.

Breakdown of eligible modernising medical careers 2007 applicants (England)
International Medical Graduates(IMGs) United Kingdom Graduates (UKGs) All applicants
Number Percentage of IMG total Number Percentage of UKG total Number Percentage of aggregate total
UK nationals 1,811 13 11,994 88 13,805 50
Other European economic area (EEA) nationals 1,545 11 389 3 1,934 7
Non-EEA nationals on highly skilled management programme 8,352 59 573 4 8,925 32
Other non-EEA nationals 2,517 18 668 5 3,185 11
Total 14,225 100 13,624 100 27,849 100
Note:

Applicants are categorised as England applicants according to their first choice round 1 application.

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