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I am an IMG how do I become a GP in Australia?

I am an IMG how do I become a GP in Australia?

I am an IMG how do I become a Doctor in Australia?

To register as a doctor in Australia, you must follow the steps outlined by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Here is a general outline of the process:

  1. Meet the eligibility criteria: To be eligible to register as a doctor in Australia, you must meet the eligibility criteria set by AHPRA. This typically includes having a medical degree from an accredited university, and having completed the necessary internship and residency requirements.

  2. Obtain the necessary qualifications: You must have obtained the necessary qualifications to practice medicine in Australia. This includes a primary medical degree and any additional qualifications that may be required for your specialty.

  3. Obtain medical registration: You will need to apply for medical registration with AHPRA. This involves submitting an application form, providing proof of your qualifications and training, and paying the relevant fees.

  4. Pass the Medical Board of Australia's (MBA) registration assessment: You may also be required to pass the MBA's registration assessment, which is designed to assess your medical knowledge, clinical skills, and ability to provide safe and effective patient care.

  5. Meet language proficiency requirements: You must also meet the language proficiency requirements set by the MBA, which typically involve passing an English language test.

  6. Complete a period of supervised practice: Before you can register as a fully-qualified doctor in Australia, you may need to complete a period of supervised practice. This involves working under the supervision of an experienced medical practitioner for a specified period of time.

  7. Register with a medical indemnity organisation: You will also need to register with a medical indemnity organisation, which provides insurance coverage for medical practitioners in the event of a medical negligence claim.


This process can take several months or even years to complete, so it is important to start the process as early as possible.

You can find more information on the registration process, including the specific requirements and procedures, on the AHPRA website.