Australian Medical Registration

To practice medicine in Australia, medical professionals must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia. The process involves several steps:

1. **Qualifications Assessment**:
– Graduates of Australian medical schools apply directly to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for primary source verification of their qualifications.
– International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must first have their qualifications assessed by the AMC. This involves providing detailed information about their medical qualifications, training, and experience.

2. **English Language Proficiency**:
– All applicants, including IMGs, must demonstrate English language proficiency through tests like IELTS or OET.

3. **Australian Medical Council (AMC) Exams**:
– IMGs need to pass the AMC exams. These include the:
– AMC MCQ Exam (Computer Adaptive Test)
– AMC Clinical Exam (Objective Structured Clinical Examination)
– AMC English Language Exam (for IMGs who haven't completed five years of full-time study in a country where English is the primary language).

4. **Competent Authority Pathway**:
– Some IMGs from specific countries can apply through the Competent Authority Pathway if they hold full registration without restrictions in the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, or New Zealand.

5. **Provisional Registration**:
– After passing the exams, IMGs receive a letter of eligibility for registration from the Medical Board of Australia.
– This allows them to apply for provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

6. **Supervised Practice**:
– IMGs with provisional registration usually need to work under supervision in a recognized training post for a specified period.
– This period varies depending on the specific pathway and state/territory requirements.

7. **Full Registration**:
– Once the supervised practice requirements are fulfilled, doctors can apply for full registration.
– This allows them to practice in