Internship and residency in Australia as an international student

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  1. lastchance

    lastchance Member

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    hello every one,

    one year is the distance between me and my dream (to be a doctor)
    I plan to continue the speciality i australia, i dont know for me as a foreigner, what are the requirements.
    and is it easy to get acceptance there for residency
    and what are the money fund for me?
    pls any one can tell us about residency there for foreigners

    thanks alot
     
  2. miss_universe

    miss_universe muse. Emeritus

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    Changed the title for you to make it more helpful :)
     
  3. Lacerum

    Lacerum Emeritus MSO Staff Emeritus

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    Hey there,

    I suggest you peruse the following site - Australian Medical Council. It should provide you all of the official requirements for a foreign medical graduate.

    From my limited understanding, to come and practice medicine in Australia as a registered practitioner will require you to sit the AMC examinations (that is, if you attended a medical school which is recognised by the AMC). This is coming from a limited knowledge base, but it seems to me that the pathway for specialist doctors who come from overseas is easier. Having already specialised in their home country, they sit the AMC exams, come to Australia, and perform two or so 'supervised' years, before being awarded the relevant degree by the college, allowing them to practice more freely.

    I know that gaining an internship position here would be extremely difficult as a student who has attended an overseas medical school. I can't comment on how easy it is to stream into the system during residency years, but if that means you will be applying to specialty colleges from the same pool as all domestic students, it wouldn't be easy. Though the difficulty is relative to your specialty of interest.

    Hopefully someone else with experience in this area can shed some more light for you.
     
  4. Season

    Season Emeritus MSO Staff Emeritus

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    It also does depend pretty heavily on what country you were trained in. In the coming years its going to become incredibly difficult to get a spot. Even locally trained international students will have difficulty.
     
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  6. lastchance

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    thnk u very much
     
  7. miss_universe

    miss_universe muse. Emeritus

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    'Thank you very much!'

    If you want to use this forum to improve your English, try using correct grammar all the time (if you can).
     
  8. youngthegiantsfan

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    How does choosing which speciality one wants to pursue as a career happen? Does this happen after the internship? When do students apply for their specialized field of choice?
     
  9. Nina

    Nina New Member

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    Hi everyone, i'm new here. I am a Slovene doctor, graduated in Feb 2013. I have just done my internship in Slovenia (BTW, it's in Europe, its neighbours are Italy, Austria, Croatia). My biggest wish is to go abroad, start fresh. I have always had Australia on my mind and now that I have come so far, I would really like to gather some informations wether I can do it or not.
    My questions are- can I apply for a residency in Australia or am i obliged to do the internship in Au before (even though I have done it in my country already)? Is the internship payed? (in my country many internships are not payed, that's why I ask, plus I don't think I can afford to work for free). Do you have any useful links for me or contacts? Anything helpful? I really don't know where to start and how to procceed.
    Any help will be more than welcome.
    Thanks & greetings,
    Nina
     
  10. Anit85

    Anit85 New Member

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    Hello everyone!
    I am new in this forum and soon new to Australian doctors. What I need to knowis how do australian postgraduates apply for internships? Is there a central register from where places are given to the students? Or does one need to apply at the hospital one want to work in? The amc.org.au unfortunately doesn´t give good information on that topic.
    Thank you for your help!
     
  11. zede

    zede New Member

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    I am also an international medical graduate , and i have recently passed my AMC part 1 in july this year. So if any IMG wants to know more about the AMC exams or wants to know about the process of working in Australia as an IMG then please go ahead and ask me , I will try to help you out as much as possible
     
  12. Opadijo

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    I need info as an IMG on how I can apply for residency in Australia.. My mail is Tobiopadijo14@gmail.com
     
  13. Oksana

    Oksana New Member

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    Hi there Zede,

    would it still be possible to ask you about the internships in Australia? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks!

    In case you want to use my email: oksanazdanska@gmail.com

    Kind regards,

    Oksana
     
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    pi Monash MBBS(Hons) BMedSc(Hons) Moderator

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    Just as a warning in case you wait for a reply, they're unlikely to reply to you because they haven't accessed the forum in about 3 years.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     

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