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Overview of AMC Examinations
by NIC - 28239 reads, based on 134 votes
People have often asked how the AMC conduct their exams. Well, here's an overview of how both the AMC MCQ and Clinical exams are, the basics of what you'll need to know. This is compiled from the Information from the Examination Specification handbook by Australian Medical Council. ... More

Area of Need Pathway for Overseas Doctors to Australia
by plabotomy - 57285 reads, based on 85 votes
Hi all this is a new post to share information about and discuss about the Area of Need Pathway (AONP) to Australia . I will share all the information I have on the AONP. This is information I have and may not be a 100% accurate. Feel free to add, comment or question! Lets us discuss and clarify all our doubts on the AONP.... More

English Language Proficiency Requirements for Overseas Trained Doctors in Austra
by plabotomy - 15582 reads, based on 15 votes
The State and Territory Medical Boards have agreed on a uniform national standard for English language proficiency for the registration of overseas trained doctors. With effect from 1 July 2005 the following provisions will apply For an AON job you need to be registered with a state board and hence require the same lamguage proficiency. The scores also need to be recent ie within the last 2 years... More

Salaries of Doctors (all grades) in Australia
by arihant_d - 211739 reads, based on 121 votes
Salaries in Australia vary slightly from state to state but each state's Government fixes all doctors' salaries. Here are approximate figures for basic salaries in Australia. After overtime and on-call work these salaries will be approximately 15-25% higher. All the following figures are in Australian $ Intern Approximate Basic Salary 45,000 Estimated Salary after average overtime 50,000 Grossed up pay with salary packaging 55,000 Resident/ SHO Approximate Basic Salary 55 - 70,000 Estimated Salary after average overtime 65 - 80,000 Grossed up pay with salary packaging 70 - 85,000 Registrar Approximate Basic Salary 70 - 80,000 Estimated Salary after average overtime 8... More

Permanent residents for Doctors and Australian citizens
by DHA - 9543 reads, based on 7 votes
In order for overseas-trained doctors or former overseas medical students who are permanent residents or Australian citizens to practice long term in Australia, their qualifications must be assessed as acceptable by the Australian Medical Council (AMC). OTDs without recognisable specialist or general practice qualifications are required to sit and pass a multiple choice question examination and a clinical examination and complete a period of supervised medical practice under the direction of a State Medical Board. The period of unsupervised work is normally 12 months, but as State registration requirements vary, there may be some disparity in supervision requirements. Contact details for the... More

New Zealand Doctors in Australia
by DHA - 4752 reads, based on 2 votes
Doctors with primary medical qualifications obtained in New Zealand are automatically granted general registration in Australia and are not required to undergo the AMC assessment, as NZ medical schools are accredited by the AMC. ... More

Rural Locum Relief Program (RLRP)
by DHA - 7153 reads, based on 2 votes
The Rural Locum Relief Program, administered by the Rural Workforce Agencies in each State and Territory, allows permanent resident doctors who are not otherwise eligible to attract Medicare benefits to work in rural general practice under supervision. Contact details for the Rural Workforce Agencies. ... More

Provider Number Restrictions
by DHA - 4204 reads, based on 1 vote
Australian medical graduates and OTDs who are permanent residents or Australian citizens are required under section 19AA of the Act to obtain recognised postgraduate medical qualifications before they can provide services that attract a Medicare rebate. ... More

Temporary Resident Doctors (TRDs)
by DHA - 8529 reads, based on 6 votes
TRDs usually enter Australia to work in medical positions designated as being ‘area of need’ by the relevant State or Territory health authority. Alternatively, they may enter as occupational trainees to undertake clinical specialist training. ... More

Alternative Pathways to Vocational Recognition in Australia after TRDS
by rxpg - 7636 reads, based on 7 votes
There are currently a number of Alternative Pathway programs for medical practitioners, particularly those in rural and remote areas, to participate in appropriate educational programs in order to obtain vocational recognition.... More

TRDS for Overseas Trained Doctors in Australia
by tegs - 21426 reads, based on 7 votes
Temporary Resident Doctors (TRDs) TRDs usually enter Australia to work in medical positions designated as being ‘area of need’ by the relevant State or Territory health authority. Alternatively, they may enter as occupational trainees to undertake clinical specialist training. TRDs are generally granted conditional registration in Australia. These doctors are also subject to supervision by an appropriately qualified Australian medical practitioner. Currently there is no formal assessment of the level of theoretical and clinical skills expected of TRDs. TRDs cannot access Medicare rebates unless the Minister for Health and Ageing or a delegate of the Minister makes a determination unde... More

List of medical schools in Australia
by RxPG - 6360 reads, based on 6 votes
John Curtin School of Medical Science Canberra Monash University Melbourne ... More

List of useful addresses for Australia
by RxPG - 6034 reads, 0 votes
Language Australia GPO Box 372F Melbourne Victoria 3001 Australia Phone: 03 9926 4787... More

Registration for medical practice in Australia
by RxPG - 8359 reads, based on 9 votes
In Australia, uniform minimum requirements for initial registration as a medical practitioner have been adopted by all States and Territories. ... More

Medical Council in Australia
by tegs - 3274 reads, based on 1 vote
Medical Council Contact address PO Box 4810 Kingston Act 2604 Australia... More

Medical Boards in Australia
by RxPG - 3678 reads, based on 1 vote
The following is the list of all the medical boards in Australia. This list is crucial for contacting these boards for applying for jobs in australia. Click on the read more option below for details.... More

List of medical Associations and Colleges in Australia
by RxPG - 14656 reads, based on 4 votes
Royal Colleges Other Professional Bodies Medical Schools Royal Colleges Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists Royal College of Pathologists of Australia ... More

List of hospitals in Australia
by RxPG - 15284 reads, based on 4 votes
Australian Capital Territory The Canberra Hospital Health Care of Australia New South Wales Albury-Wodonga Private Hospital Belmont Hospital, NSW Calvary Hospital, Wagga Wagga Cape Hawke Community Private Hospital,Forster, NSW ... More

Lifestyle in Australia
by RxPG - 3345 reads, based on 1 vote
Geography Australia is a land of contrasts: sweeping golden beaches, coral reefs rich with marine life, tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, vast grazing lands and sparse deserts. One of the oldest continents, Australia is as wide as the distance from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei and as long as the distance from Singapore to Manila. It is the only country to occupy an entire continent. ... More

Job Resources in Australia
by RxPG - 3248 reads, based on 1 vote
List of Hospitals The hospitals can be contacted directly or their websites may have information on vacancies. Click here for list of hospitals ... More

Immigration to Australia
by RxPG - 2923 reads, 0 votes
Department of Immigration and multicultural affairs Home page World Index Skilled Category migration ... More

Australian Medical Council [AMC] Examination
by tegs - 38400 reads, based on 45 votes
Introduction The AMC examination is a screening examination to establish that doctors trained in medical schools that have not been formally reviewed and accredited by the AMC have the necessary knowledge and clinical competence to practise medicine with safety in the Australian community. ... More

Accomodation in Australia
by RxPG - 2622 reads, based on 1 vote
Properties for rent are advertised in the 'To Let' section of newspapers. You should arrange to inspect the property you are interested in before making a decision to move in.  To secure a property, you will need a security bond (refundable deposit) plus a payment of several week's rent which has to be paid in advance.... More


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