Specialist pathway overview
On-demand recorded 2 May 2023
The Specialist pathway is for overseas-trained specialist GPs who wish to be assessed for comparability to the standard of an Australian-trained specialist GP.
The RACGP is the specialist medical college for general practice and you will need to apply to the RACGP for a comparability assessment to determine if you are eligible for this pathway. This assessment will consider your specialist general practice qualification, the nature of the training, methods of previous assessment, general practice experience, continuing professional development (CPD) and continuity of practice.
In this session, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions about the Specialist Pathway and the steps involved.
This event is part of International Medical Graduate Q & A series. Events in this series are:
Georgie has been in the Workforce Solutions team at Rural Health West since 2011. During this time, Georgie has focussed on permanent GP recruitment, and the various retention programs that allow GPs access to Medicare provider numbers and support after commencement. Georgie has had a great deal of experience with International Medical Graduate recruitment to rural Western Australia, and loves the unique and complex nature of each case. Georgie works closely with AHPRA, the RACGP, ACRRM and Medicare and is very familiar with the processes and procedures. Rural Health West is an expert in the field, and have become well known for a personalised, free service to candidates, general practices, and communities.
Dr Jenny McConnell
Jenny was awarded Fellowship in 1999. She worked in regional Victoria until 2002 and has since worked in general practice in Melbourne. She has recent experience in traditional cradle-to-grave general practice, and in acute care in a tertiary hospital based clinic. She has worked for the RACGP since 2008, initially as a censor and since 2019 as National Clinical Lead - Assessment Operations and Committee Liaison. Her interest in medical education relates particularly to international medical graduates and the transition of Specialist IMGs as they become established in practice in Australia.