Interesting question & several different ways to look at this.
- MTI is technically a temporary post with an understanding that you will go back. Many MTI post are used to fill in doctors where there is shortage. Ofcourse most MTIs don’t go back but stay on and find other kinds of jobs. But MTI only cater for a small amount of doctors.
- For a young IMG, I advice you start your training in the UK especially if you are interested in IMG friendly fields like GP, Psychiatry, IMT, Pediatrics. As you lean the system from bottom up & develop confidence much better. Not easy to come from abroad &
after working at middle grade level. Training abroad you may develop bad habits which are difficult to unlearn.
- PLAB isn’t just a registration exam, it teaches you how to communicate with patients in the UK & a lot more things.
- Thirdly moving to UK isn’t just about training or money. Moving country is about moving to a completely different culture & environment. Adjusting takes a little bit of time, sometimes a few years.