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I'm an Australian medical student currently in his third year studying in Turkey. As most of you would know European medical schools are six years (5 + 1 Year Internship). I grew up in Australia but as my family had to move to Turkey right after I finished high school I moved with them and started medical school here.

I've been researching the pathway I'd have to take If I were to come back and I am confused and worried. Would I have to redo one year of internship after passing the AMC despite doing it here. It says 12 years of supervised practice which some claim to be a fancy word for internship.

If I do have to do one year like this whats the likelihood of me finding a position. I've read that IMGs are last on the list of priorities and even domestic students are having a hard time finding a spot.

Also during this 12 months supervised practice would I be getting paid, because Australia is a fairly expensive country.

Thanks for your responses in advance
 

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I'm an Australian medical student currently in his third year studying in Turkey. As most of you would know European medical schools are six years (5 + 1 Year Internship). I grew up in Australia but as my family had to move to Turkey right after I finished high school I moved with them and started medical school here.

I've been researching the pathway I'd have to take If I were to come back and I am confused and worried. Would I have to redo one year of internship after passing the AMC despite doing it here. It says 12 years of supervised practice which some claim to be a fancy word for internship.

If I do have to do one year like this whats the likelihood of me finding a position. I've read that IMGs are last on the list of priorities and even domestic students are having a hard time finding a spot.

Also during this 12 months supervised practice would I be getting paid, because Australia is a fairly expensive country.

Thanks for your responses in advance

I'm an Australian medical student at UQ but I am completely ignorant about such matters. I would suggest heading over to Paging Doctor (Australian forum) to ask this question - there are plenty of practicing doctors on there who will be in a much better position to answer questions about the Australian system.

http://pagingdr.net/
 
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