IMGs (International Medical Graduates)

Live and practice medicine in Australia

IMGs (International Medical Graduates)

Live and practice medicine in Australia

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs) are doctors who received their qualifications outside of Australia or New Zealand.

At the RACGP, we’ll help you find your way through:

 

Professional challenges 

  • Registration 
  • Rules and regulations 
  • Skill and knowledge gaps 
  • Different ways of working
  • Language barriers 
 
 

Personal challenges

  • Bias and prejudice
  • Cultural shock
  • Family relocation
  • Loss of identity and self-esteem
  • Isolation
 

The RACGP is committed to supporting IMGs to become a GP in Australia

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  • Answers to your questions
  • Tips and advice to take action
  • GP skills and knowledge development

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  • Step-by-step information to live and practice in Australia
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  • Latest advancements in Australian General Practise

The RACGP is committed to supporting IMGs to become a GP in Australia

International graduates

Pathways, letters of status and PESCI information for international students

Fellowship

Choose a fellowship pathway that suits your individual requirement

FRACGP exams

The Fellowship exams are used to assess a candidate’s competency for unsupervised general practice anywhere in Australia

IMG news

What is Australian culture?

In support of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, RACGP staff were invited to attend a lunchtime webinar to learn more about what connection to country means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and how their relationship to plants, animals and other natural materials can be used to ‘Heal Country, Heal Our Nation’.

Australia ranks high in global health system comparison

And further improvements could be achieved if other areas of the health system performed as well as general practice.

Health of the Nation 2021: The shape of general practice

Here are the key themes and reactions to the RACGP’s annual report on general practice.

What’s it really like for overseas doctors settling in Australia?

Dr Edwin Kruys writes about his journey from the Netherlands to Far North Queensland.

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