Step 1: Doctors who wish to practise medicine in the UK must first join the General Medical Council (GMC) register for a licence to practise. To apply for registration, doctors are required to provide evidence of an acceptable primary medical qualification, including English language proficiency.
1a: Register & pass the IELTS or the OET (medicine version).
Step 2: 2a. Register & pass the PLAB 1: It’s a multiple-choice exam, you can write this in Nigeria.
2b. Register & pass the PLAB 2: This is a clinical exam, and can only be taken in the UK. See more details here
Visas and immigration Doctors applying from outside the UK will require either a ‘Tier 2’ visa (for medical employment offered to skilled workers and sponsored by a UK trust) or a ‘Tier 5’ visa (for a medical training temporary visa sponsored by an academic body and doctors with funding). For more information on obtaining an appropriate visa, visit the NHS Careers website.
Applying for a job with the NHS International doctors can search for suitable jobs and apply through the NHS Jobs website.