A Day in the Life of...

Gemma Evans – Registration Consultant & Licensed IAA Immigration Adviser

My role
In my role as a Registration Consultant at Head Medical every day is busy and no day is ever the same as the next. My job is to support doctors and guide them through medical registration and immigration applications, to make sure they are able to start work on time.

A.M. – Checking emails from overseas
As part of this role I run my own desk, with up to thirty doctors to assist at any one time. Most days start with checking emails that have come in from Australia and New Zealand overnight. 

P.M. – Checking in with the Doctors
I spend much of my time talking to our doctors to help them with the collation and submission of their applications for registration and immigration approval, acting as the main point of contact in their preparations for their big move overseas, right down to the organisation of their arrival and initial accommodation.

What I love about working at Head Medical
There are a lot of things that I love about my job here at Head Medical, from the friendly and supportive team to the variety of different people and challenges that you are faced with every day, which comes from assisting people from such a diverse range of backgrounds and family circumstances.

From start to finish I can work with doctors and their families for anywhere up to a year, and during that time you are able to build strong working relationships with them and often end up feeling like one of the family. One of the things I love most about my job though is receiving the first email from a doctor after they have arrived and settled in to their new lives, hearing about all the amazing new things they have experienced and being able to hear their excitement and enthusiasm for their new lives overseas. Sometimes we’re even lucky enough to receive some photos of our families, basking in glorious sunshine, a far cry from our usual dreary days here in Edinburgh!

Gemma