The Phoenix Project is established in four UK cities; Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, and Bristol. We provide support and teaching to displaced doctors and allied healthcare professionals seeking to qualify in UK.

We currently:

  • Provide English Language teaching sessions to help displaced doctors prepare for qualification exams (The Occupational English Test (OET) and part 2 of the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test (PLAB2)).
  • Create English Language resources for our participants to use in preparation for their qualification exams. – 
  • Help familiarise participants with the NHS and how it operates through discussion in our teaching sessions. 
  • Run group sessions which provide our participants with the opportunity to connect with others in their position and practice their clinical skills. These aren’t currently happening due to Covid-19 but we plan on resuming this as soon as it is safe to do so. 
  • Sponsor exam fees and pay for learning resources such as online question banks.

Our Teaching


Our OET sessions are run by clinical medical students and each session focuses on one of the assessed core skills (writing, listening, speaking and reading). Important principles and features of NHS practice are also discussed in these sessions to help familiarise participants with the NHS and how it operates.


Our PLAB2 sessions run as clinical role-plays focusing on exam scenarios and are run exclusively by final year clinical students with a firm grasp of the core clinical concepts required.

Transition to Practice

Our new mentorship programme and online module supports our beneficiaries in starting work in the UK and through the early part of their career here.