I found this information on the Victorian State Medical Board website: If you are a graduate of an Australian university medical school and you have not completed an internship in Australia, you will need to establish that the period of internship you have completed overseas is substantially equivalent to an internship completed within Australia by providing the following additional documentation: (a) evidence that confirms your overseas medical experience, including rotations completed during internship, and (b) documented support for your application for general registration, issued by a medical practitioner able to comment on your work and its relevance to independent medical practice in Australia. which has included rotations of at least 10 weeks in medicine, 10 weeks in surgery and 8 weeks in emergency medicine, terms. Soo.. Basically.. I interperate this to mean that if you are a US/Canadian/other international who completes medical school in Australia, but are unable to obtain an internship position in an Australian hospital.. then you would have the option to go back to the US/Canada to complete a "transitional year" or similar (anything as long as you had 10 weeks of gen med, 10 wks of gen surg, and 8 wks of ED work). ... then you would subsequently be able to return to Australia and appy for full registration with the state medical board and then be able to apply for a specialty training program or be eligible for locum jobs. Anyone else get this? Can anyone else confirm or deny this conclusivlely? If this is a true alternative pathway to full registration.. this might help ease the worry many international students will have in the future who are concerned about obtaining an intern position.