Professional Support

UK Doctors

Traditionally the Jewish doctors’ organisations in the UK have provided informal advice and support for the younger Jewish doctor. To-day trainee members of the Jewish Medical Association (UK) continue to make informal contact either with the Association or its members.  Questions relate not only to issues such as Jewish observance employment rights, and medical ethics, but also to help with applications for trainee posts and informal career guidance.

To facilitate this informal role the Jewish Medical Association (UK) has prepared a list of those willing to help trainees, as well as collecting information about trainees who are seeking some help and advice. .

Any members who would like to register on this list may wish to contact Dr Charlotte Benjamin, who co-ordinates the scheme. Her email address is charlottebenjamin@hotmail.com. Alternatively queries can also be sent to the Association Administrator at info@jewishmedicalassociationuk.org

For those wanting to take part (in either direction) it will help the Association identify suitable matches between trainee and supporting member if you register via the “Jewish Medical Association (UK) Professional Support” form which can be downloaded here, and then send it to Jewish Medical Association (UK), PO Box 38278 London NW34YG.

Refugee Doctors

The Jewish community in the UK includes many who came here as refugees. Today even more are the descendants of refugees. Refugee Jewish doctors have made enormous contributions to British medicine, and during the 1930s Jewish doctors’ organisations played an important role in efforts to secure permission for those in desperate need to be permitted to enter the UK. There continues to be an ongoing task to help refugee doctors: there are an estimated  at least 300 such physicians in the UK at present.  Thus the Jewish Medical Association (UK) has agreed to support the British Medical Association Scheme for these doctors.

To facilitate this “Refugee Doctor Support” role the Jewish Medical Association (UK) has prepared a list of those willing to do this work. Any members who would like to register on this list may wish to contact Dr Charlotte Benjamin, who co-ordinates the scheme. Her email address is charlottebenjamin@hotmail.com. Alternatively queries can also be sent to the Association Administrator at info@jewishmedicalassociationuk.org

For those wanting to take part it will help the Association identify suitable matches between refugee doctor and supporting member if you register via the “Jewish Medical Association (UK) Professional Support” form which can be downloaded here, and then send it to Jewish Medical Association (UK), PO Box 38278 London NW34YG.

[Note that if you are already listed on our list of doctors willing to help with advice for UK doctors it is not necessary to complete another form.]

 

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