unless you have finished at least 2 years ACGME residency you would have to take the australian medical council exams and do an aussie internship year (or equivalent). the current situation is that competition for internship spots is getting fierce among locals because the government has increased the places in medical schools to address doctor shortages but have yet to increase postgrad med training to a corrspending level. as an FMG, you will have least priority in accessing an internship allocation. if you are lucky enough to get one it will likely be in remote outback.Was looking into practicing in Australia - are there any recommended sites for information about doing a residency or moving there after a residency in the US?
they they are still on CSL by when? when you start residency? or when you finish residency?Hey great responses - thanks! I'll have to just be patient here then for a bit... seems the most conservative way would be to complete residency in the US, no? If medical practitioners are still on the CSL by then, it should work out nicely.
You most certainly would be asked to write your Australian fellowship exams, which might further slow the whole process down.they they are still on CSL by when? when you start residency? or when you finish residency?
If you are to do residency in the US, your US training will likely be considered somwhat deficient in Aus, thus you wold likely be required to complete some period of additional Aus training or a period of supervised practice.
redshift, i know for FRACGP there are categories of overseas trained gp's which are not required to sit the fellowship examination. their overseas training makes them eligible for fellowship ad eundum gradum. see http://www.racgp.org.au/overseastraineddoctors.You most certainly would be asked to write your Australian fellowship exams, which might further slow the whole process down.
Yeah i think the FRACGP have a couple of ways to get registration without sitting their exams, and they also consider GPs from certain countries differently. The FRACP college however operates a little differently and have been known to make overseas trained doctors including Americans take their fellowship exams. However as you correctly pointed out this is on a case by case basis and the only way to find out would be to apply. I also think there would be a difference between applicants with a post IM fellowship and ones with just gen IM. As for the other colleges their requirements vary widely.redshift, i know for FRACGP there are categories of overseas trained gp's which are not required to sit the fellowship examination. their overseas training makes them eligible for fellowship ad eundum gradum. see http://www.racgp.org.au/overseastraineddoctors.
i also believe that there would be certain cases when a fully trained overeas subspecialist in medicine would not have to take the RACP exam, but this is more a hunch than anything. the racp will consider candidates on a case by case basis. if we are talking about a physician trained in the US, completion of a US internal medicine residency will definitely require considerable training further training in aus. this is because aus physician training requires an internship year plus 6 years of sub-specialty training, even for general internal medicine. however, if someone has completed both a 3 year internal med residency plus a 3 year subspecialty fellowship, i feel they could probably convincingly show their training is equivalant to aus training given US training generally requires more hours per week, especially if the applicant has post-fellowship professional experience. again, i cannot confirm this, just the impression i've got from reading things.
that's what i am saying. having done just gen IM in the US, you would have to complete the the RACP training program because FRACP requires 6 years training including training in a subspecialty.I also think there would be a difference between applicants with a post IM fellowship and ones with just gen IM. As for the other colleges their requirements vary widely.