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07-22-2011, 09:16 PM
Hi all,
I'm a canadian resident and an IMG as some of you may know that fact that getting medical residency in canada is a big challenge so I was thinking about trying the australian system. Can anyone of you he;p to highlight the most important steps to begin my road. What are the requirements how many exams to pass and what will be the outcome.....I'm looking for GP and i don't care about rural areas. Thanks in advance.

07-31-2011, 05:41 AM
Start here.


Also familiarise yourself with how the oz system works. E.g. a 'resident' in the Australian system refers to a junior medical officer (pgy2-3) who is not in a specialist program or employed in a accredited specialist training position (people in these positions are called 'registrars' in Aus, not residents).

Also, training programs are not administered through universities directly like they are elsewhere, but rather the hospital and medical colleges (though some hospitals may be affiliated with a university they are separate entitites).

Rituparno Ghosh
08-09-2011, 05:53 AM
The above mentioned link is not available. I also want to purse higher education in Australia and would like to know more about Australia and how to start my search process. Please familiarize me with the australian education system. Thanks.

08-09-2011, 07:51 PM
The above mentioned link is not available. Put www in front of it.

To familiarise yourself with the Australian system you need to individually look up the medical colleges websites in the specialties you are interested in (E.g. the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, the Royal Australian College of Physicians etc) and read their info on training for international students and doctors.

Additionally, it is necessary to understand our universal health care system. For a doctor to be able to practice in Australia, they need to Medicare provider number - for international students/doctors, these provider numbers are given with certain conditions attached. Go to the medicare .gov .au website to familiarise yourself with these requirements.

Finally, check out the websites of the major metropolitan universities - these institutions have links with the major teaching hospitals in each state. Reading these websites is going to be more helpful than any long-winded reply I can give here.

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