The Savvy IMG

One-to-one IMG guidance, just for you.

Forget generic advice.

In our coaching sessions, you’ll get personalised guidance tailored to your unique situation.

Do you need to book a session?

There is so much free information out there about how to come to the UK as an IMG. You’ll find plenty of guidance here on our website and elsewhere, and if you feel you’ve figured out your UK pathway based on that – awesome! You probably don’t need to book a session with us.

But if you’re still unsure about how all the pieces fit together to create your own individual path, and you want to save time going further down the rabbit hole, then a coaching session could be perfect for you.

Together, we’ll sift through the information and reveal what’s relevant to you, formulate your ideal and backup timelines, and clarify your next steps so you can take action right now.

What are the benefits of personalised guidance?

Not everyone needs a one-to-one session but here are some of the benefits IMGs have found by booking calls with The Savvy IMG.

  • You’ll finally understand what routes, pathways and options are relevant to you personally
  • You’ll save time and effort spent in consuming large amounts of irrelevant information
  • You’ll discover options that you never knew existed or could be applied in your situation
  • You’ll be equipped to make informed decisions about the direction of your IMG career 
  • You’ll leave with a precise plan and timeline so you know exactly what you need to do next

Don't just take our word for it, check out these testimonials from real IMGs.

Dr Neera Kenya

Dr. Kimberly is an excellent person to guide any IMG who wishes to start their journey in the UK. She makes the process easier by giving you clear concise steps to get you started and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have a smooth transition. All my questions were answered and I got additional information and material to work with

Dr AK India

Dr. Tan has provided very detailed step-by-step plan, including the timeline for various pathways for my UK journey. I was able to make a plan for my UK journey after the session.

Dr FVN Philippines

It was a very good discussion. I had a general idea but this coaching helped me gain more insight and more knowledge into the timeline and what I need to do. Its really very helpful.

Dr Aleena Pakistan

It was a very informative session. I was all over the place before and now I have a direction to move on.

Dr Tin Philippines

If you are lost on your journey as an IMG, I really recommend you to book a general career guidance session. It will save you lots of money, time and effort. And many possibilities unknown to you will be opened. I urge you before starting your journey, you should go to a counselling session with Dr Kimberly Tan šŸ˜Š

Dr Marielle Rus South Africa

Kim has been extremely helpful. Knowledgeable as well as really kind and compassionate.

Dr Ali Qatar

Dr Tan was very friendly and patiently answered most of my queries. She also provided useful links that would be helpful. Looking forwards to carrying out the plan as per her advice

Dr EPL Philippines

I highly recommend Dr. Tan's guidance session for all because it saves you time and effort, and you come out with a specific, achievable, realistic, and time-bound goals. Many thanks to Dr. Kimberly Tan for helping IMGs like me to make their dream in the UK possible.

Dr Sweetha Poland

The session was conducted in a very organized manner and this ensured that i was able to clarify all my doubts regarding the pathways. Dr.Kimberly was not only very patient but also very resourceful, hence i learnt a lot of valuable information regarding the process of getting employed in the UK.

No sessions from November 1st 2023 to January 31st 2024

We will be taking a break from coaching calls while we welcome the newest member of our family. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you would like to book a call, please utilise our October slots.

Choose the theme for your session and let's get started!

UK Foundation Programme Guidance

Book this session for guidance on applying for FY1, FY2 Standalone, or both.
£ 79
  • 60 minutes one-to-one session Dr Tan
  • A full explanation of the application process, personalised to your individual situation
  • A critical review of whether this pathway is right for you
  • A discussion of your individual chances of success
  • A personalised timeline for you to get into FY1 after graduating from medical school, or FY2 after completing internship overseas
  • Copy of key points from the session, list of next steps, and list of further resources emailed to you at the end of the session
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Group IMG Coaching Session

Book this session to attend with friends or colleagues on a similar path
£ 139
  • 60 minutes group session with Dr Tan
  • Up to 4 IMG attendees
  • Guidance tailored to your personal queries
  • Opportunity to submit specific questions prior to booking
  • Copy of key points from the session, list of next steps, and list of further resources emailed to you at the end of the session

General Career Guidance

Book this session to discuss what your options are when it comes to pursuing a career in the UK as an IMG.
£ 59
  • 40 minutes one-to-one session with Dr Tan
  • Guidance tailored to your personal queries
  • Opportunity to submit specific questions prior to booking
  • Copy of key points from the session, list of next steps, and list of further resources emailed to you at the end of the session

Guidance for GMC Registration

Book this session to develop a personal action plan to gain GMC registration within the next 12-18 months.
£ 59
  • 40 minutes one-to-one session with Dr Tan
  • Review your options for GMC registration and select those that are most relevant to you
  • Identify the key obstacles that you could run into and discuss the possible solutions
  • Plot a realistic timeline to GMC registration for your circumstances
  • Opportunity to submit additional questions prior to booking
  • Copy of key points from the session, list of next steps, and list of further resources emailed to you at the end of the session

Need an urgent session?

Selecting this option will allow you to book a meeting within the next 48 hours, subject to availability.

You will be able to select a topic of focus for the meeting and submit any specific questions you might have at booking.

IMG Guidance for UK Specialty Training

If your dream is to get into specialty training in the UK, this session will clarify how you can achieve that goal.
£ 79
  • 40 minutes one-to-one session with Dr Tan
  • A personal explanation of the pathway for your chosen specialty
  • Clarification on whether or not you're overqualified for your target specialty
  • A discussion of the competition ratio for your target specialty and your chances of success
  • An overview of what exams you'll need to take
  • A general timeline for you to get into UK specialty training within 2 years
  • Opportunity to submit additional questions prior to booking
  • Copy of key points from the session, list of next steps, and list of further resources emailed to you at the end of the session

Portfolio Review for UK Specialty Training

This session is suitable for you if you already have a good idea about your pathway to UK specialty training, and need specific advice related to your portfolio or application.
£ 79
  • 60 minutes one-to-one session with Dr Tan
  • Review the different domains in your portfolio (eg. presentations, publications, teaching etc)
  • Identify the top 3-5 high-yield areas for improvement
  • Develop specific action points to strengthen those domains
  • Identify what evidence you need to score highly for each of your achievements
  • Opportunity to submit additional questions prior to booking
  • Copy of key points from the session, list of next steps, and list of further resources emailed to you at the end of the session

No sessions from November 1st 2023 to January 31st 2024

We will be taking a break from coaching calls while we welcome the newest member of our family. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you would like to book a call, please utilise our October slots.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely!

Here’s a quick guide on where to find free guidance from The Savvy IMG:

  • We have written many guides that you can access for free right here on the The Savvy IMG website. Check out all the topics here.
  • We also have a comprehensive FAQ bank here where we answer more than 100 common IMG questions.Ā 
  • You can also sign up to our email newsletter where you will receive free tips and advice straight to your inbox.
  • If you aspire to enter UK specialty training (residency) within 2 years, we recommend our very popular online course, the IMG Shortcut, which is free to enroll in.
  • We also have an Instagram account you can follow here with regular bite-sized nuggets of IMG information and inspiration.

If you have other queries not answered with any of these, you can send us an email here. Unfortunately due to the hundreds of emails we get every week, work commitments, and our role as parents to a demanding toddler, it can take several days weeks for us to get back to you. Although we will try our best!

No, these sessions aim to provide individualised advice so they can only cater to one person and one situation.

We understand that you may wish to have a spouse or parent present, however we have found that three-way conversations are very difficult to manage in virtual meetings and that this degrades the benefit of the session to the individual. All sessions are for a single person only.

No. Recording of the sessions is strictly prohibited for privacy reasons.

We find that IMG’s find exchanging personal stories during the session very useful, we would like to continue doing this but can only do so if we are confident that all conversations are private.

We understand that you feel you might miss important points from the discussion. You will be emailed a copy of the key points from the session once it ends, but we highly recommend taking your own notes as well.Ā 

All coaching calls are with Dr. Kimberly. Dr. Nick can still be reached through blog comments and email, however waiting times for a response are long, unfortunately.

Google Meet. Please ensure you download and test this software prior to the meeting. We are unable reschedule a session due to technical issues.

Yes, you may requested a refund if you cancel the session with at least 48 hours notice. We pay a fee to process a refund, the amount of this fee will deducted from the total amount refunded to you.

Yes, you may reschedule your session once provided you give at least 24 hours notice.

The meeting will start on time and I will wait up to 10 minutes for a 40-minute session, and 15 minute for a 60-minute session. If you are unable to attend the session within that time, unfortunately it will be cancelled as there will be inadequate time to cover the meeting agenda. The session cannot be rescheduled or refunded.

If you suspect that you will be unable to make your session on time, please reschedule with at least 24 hours notice.

You will be sent a summary of the session by email within 2-3 working days. If you have follow-up questions, you can send them in by replying to that email. There is a limit of one follow up email per session. If you prefer, you can gather your questions and book another session to discuss them in more detail.

Ready to go ahead?

Need an urgent session?

Selecting this option will allow you to book a meeting within the next 48 hours, subject to availability.

You will be able to select a topic of focus for the meeting and submit any specific questions you might have at booking.