A VR Doctor in Australia refers to a "Vocationally Registered" doctor, who is a medical practitioner who has completed a specific training and certification process in order to practice their chosen specialisation of medicine.
In Australia, medical practitioners have the option to become "vocationally registered" through the Australian Medical Council (AMC), which is the national accreditation body for medical education and training.
The VR program is designed for medical practitioners who have completed their basic medical training and wish to specialise in a particular area of medicine.
By completing the VR program, doctors demonstrate their competence and commitment to ongoing professional development in their chosen field.
As a VR doctor, they are authorised to practice medicine independently and provide a wide range of medical services, including diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering and interpreting medical tests, and prescribing medications.
VR status is a requirement for many specialised medical positions in Australia, including hospital-based roles and certain rural and remote medical positions.