Is it really that hard to get an internship/job in Aus with an international medical degree?
AMC has three pathways for IMGs. The Competent pathway is for graduates from UK/Ireland/US/Canada med schools so not applicable to you. That leaves:
- The Standard pathway : An interns Audit report two years ago shows there was ONE who gained an internship, out of 3400ish positions on offer Australia-wide.
- The Specialist pathway : Have a read of it here > Specialist Pathway
does Australia really have such an oversupply of medical graduates?
The mentioned 3400ish internships went to 3100 CSP + domestic FFP graduates (none missed out unless they wanted to take a break) and 300 int'l-student graduates out of ~550. If it's viewed as an oversupply of graduates it'd only be for int'l students. Is 3400 interns too many for Australia's needs? If so it could be called an over-employment of interns by State Health departments/hospitals.