National Assessment Processes for International Medical Graduates
A national process to assess International Medical Graduates (IMGs) will be phased in from July 2007. This process has been developed in consultation with representatives of state and territory medical boards, health departments, specialist medical colleges, the Australian Medical Council (AMC), the Australian Medical Association (AMA), postgraduate medical councils and consumer representatives. For further information, visit the Western Australian Overseas Doctor website.
Overseas Trained Doctors are an important part of the Western Australian health system. The Department of Health in collaboration with other key stakeholder, including the Postgraduate Medical Council has developed a dedicated website to provide information for overseas trained doctors interested in working in Western Australia.
The Postgraduate Medical Council does not have any role to play in regard to facilitating the entry of medical practitioners to Australia (permanent or temporary), obtaining registration to practise medicine. Any questions on issues around immigration status, medical qualifications and registration is available by linking to Western Australian Overseas Trained Doctor website.
Currently Bridging Programs are offered to International Medical Graduates preparing for the Australian Medical Council examinations (Part one - Multiple Choice Questionaire and Part two - Clinical Examination). Please visit the RACGP website for further information
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