Dr Chitra

I am grateful to Ricky Layal for making my dream come true. Though I had an opportunity to pursue a job in an NHS in 2009 after my Membership exam, I had to go back to India due to family commitments. I was grounded with various responsibilities and had forgotten about my ambition to do a fellowship in a gynae subspeciality. I met my friends Jayeeta & Manoj in August 2015 in a scientific meeting at Cochin, India. Jayeeta was leaving shortly to join an NHS in UK and asked me if I was interested. I said yes and then everything started to fall in place. Ricky called me sometime in November 2015 and after a brief chat advised me to send my CV & to take up IETS, which I did in January 2016. Ricky promptly called me after the exam to find out my result and I was able to sense the genuine happiness in his voice on my success. Ricky with his team arranged an interview with the western Health & Social Care trust, NI in March & the offer letter came in the first week of May. Then started the tedious process of GMC registration. As it was more than 3 years after my membership exam, I was anxious, if PLAB would be mandatory. Ricky gave me the information through his contacts that it was not needed. It took roughly 4-5 months to get my GMC call for interview. By November 2016, I was in UK with a new job. Ricky followed me closely and helped me to his best whenever I had small glitches here and there. I am indeed very thankful to Ricky for this hard but fruitful journey.

Dr Chitra Kumar