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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 30 May 2023


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Competent authority and standard pathway overview

On-demand recorded 30 May 2023

The Standard pathway applies to IMGs who have a primary qualification in medicine and surgery awarded by a training institution recognised by both the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the World Directory of Medical Schools, but who are not eligible for the Specialist or Competent Authority pathways. 

The Competent Authority pathway is for IMGs whose primary medical degree was awarded by an MBA-approved competent authority. The current approved competent authorities are in the UK, Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Ireland. 

In this session, we explore the Standard and Competent Authority pathways and the steps involved.

This event is part of International Medical Graduate Q & A series. Events in this series are:


Georgie Nash
Workforce solutions

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
Specialist GP

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.


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