The husband-to-be and I may eventually look toward living closer to his parents, i.e. in the UK. I'm a US citizen (he is a UK citizen). By the time I finish, I will have an American MD and can get an American residency (he will have PhD which is transferrable to any country). So if we decide to be permanently in the UK, I am very reluctantly open to a career switch, but it would be a bummer to not be able to practice medicine. And if we're there, then unless I decide to start a new career as a flower arranger, I will probably have no choice but to do my best to get qualified and look for a job, whatever it takes. So I have looked up the GMC website and read all the confusing information for non-EEA trained physicians, which says to take the PLAB exam , to do one US clinical year (i.e. internship) first in order to qualify as a SHO after passing the PLAB, and something about limited registration (does that last forever?). Can someone explain that process to me in plain language? And where would be good places to look for opportunities? Since I have some time before choosing specialties, which ones would be safer and/or more "transferrable" across the pond than others?