I’m back to writing after being on-call for one week.
Now I have written previously about the different types of medical registration in Australia
To practice medicine you need to be registered.
In terms of the limited registration, I am only going to talk about registration for area of need i.e. areas lacking doctors
|Type of Registration||Who is it for||Where can you work|
|Limited||IMGs who do not qualify for general/specialist registration||Given to IMGs who passed AMC part 1 + completed internship/housemanship + secured a job in Australia |
Can only work at the designated area of need
|Provisional||medical graduates who got their degree from NZ, Aus, UK or any other med school recognised by AHPRA||If you graduated from UK or hold a Monash Medical degree you can apply for this + secured a job |
Would have a designated place for supervised training
|General||IMGs who passed AMC part 1+2 and completed 47 weeks of supervised training*||Can work anywhere in Australia depending on your visa status|
Now what is supervised training?
It is their version of housemanship.
You need to be offered a job first. So look at my previous job on how to find a job here
How long is it for?
It is for 47 week duration after taking away your 5 week leave.
You get hired on a contract basis for 52 weeks
You are allowed 5 weeks of recreational leave in those 52 weeks
Depending on how fast you want to complete your supervised training, you can choose to forgo your leave to the very end.
What are the compulsory rotations?
You need to have
|Emergency Department||10 weeks|
The rest can be made up of what you fancy.
If you are going the GP route, you’d want to have exposure in Paeds, Obs/Gyn and even more ED postings are excellent
It really depends on what you want to specialise in really
Once you have the AMC certificate + completed the compulsory rotations, get your admin staff to provide the necessary paperwork and it will be sent off to AHPRA
Take into consideration that it will take a few months to process it so do it as soon as you can to avoid any delays to your life plans.
Once you’ve gotten a general registration you can work anywhere in Australia.
In my next blog I will write about how life is like as a RMO in Australia.
Have a good week ahead!