Working as a general practitioner in Australia


Education IMGs International graduates Working as a general practitioner in Australia

Supporting international medical graduates

The RACGP has developed this guide for international medical graduates (IMGs)* currently working towards Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

An IMG is defined as a doctor who obtained their medical qualifications from a medical school outside of Australia or New Zealand. The content is designed to help answer questions about the pathways to FRACGP, recognition of skills and the processes involved. It also provides useful contacts and online resources to support IMGs along their journey.

The First things first section on page five includes some basic information about how to get skills recognised and the requirements for Australian medical registration.

We have included helpful tips (see orange boxes) and frequently asked questions (see blue boxes) throughout this booklet.


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Working as a general practitioner in Australia (PDF 2.5 MB )