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International medical graduates

Live and practice medicine in Australia

International medical graduates

Live and practice medicine in Australia

International medical graduates (IMGs) and overseas-trained doctors (OTDs) are practitioners who received their qualifications outside of Australia or New Zealand.

We’re here to help you through every step of your journey

 

Professional challenges

  • Accreditation and registration
  • Employment opportunities
  • Essential legislation
  • Australian General Practice
  • Training and assessment
 
 

Personal challenges

  • Embracing Australian culture
  • Resettling
  • Family support
  • Building and maintaining confidence
  • Community connection
 

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International graduates

Pathways for registration, letters of status and pre-employment structured clinical interview (PESCI) information for international students

Fellowship

Choose a Fellowship pathway that suits your individual requirements

FRACGP exams

These are used to assess a candidate's competency for undertaking unsupervised general practice anywhere in Australia

IMG insights

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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