Key Dates and Eligibility

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Key Dates

Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Application window opens* Application window closes* IGPMTS start date Apply now!
Monday 12th December 2022Monday 2nd January 2023August 2023Please see here for link to application portal

* Please note application window opening and closing dates may be subject to change.


The next IPGMTS application window is expected to open in early 2023. Further details will be available in due course. In the meantime, you may wish to visit


Essential Criteria When/how is this evaluated? Useful links
Phase 1 – to enter UHB’s induction programme
Primary Medical Degree (MBBS or equivalent medical qualification)
Initial application
Applicants must have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues in line with the General Medical Council requirements dated within the last two years, currently  
acceptable International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or  
Occupational English Test (OET) certificate  
Applicants must provide certificate(s) of good standing from countries they have practised medicine in during the last five years 
Initial application / panel interview to join IPGMTS  English Language Skills –  
Certificate(s) of good standing – 
Have completed three years’ whole time equivalent postgraduate medical experience 
Initial application / panel interview to join IPGMTS 
Phase 2- during UHB’s induction programme
Complete Certificate of Readiness to Enter Specialty Training (CREST), which maps to the UK Foundation Programme curriculum During UHB’s induction programme CREST forms & guidance –  
UK Foundation Programme Curriculum –  
Clinical Benchmarking During UHB’s induction programme. Exact requirements will vary by chosen specialty but may include: 
o Self assessment / portfolio development
o Written questions 
o Multi Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) – computer based test 
o Online interview 
CT/ST1 person specifications by speciality –

2022 recruitment overview by speciality –