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Medicine: Overseas Students

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

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. (196654)

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.