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Specialist IMGs who wish to practice in the specialty of Medical Administration in Australia or NZ must apply directly to the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) for an assessment of their comparability to an Australian/NZ trained specialist.RACMA'¬ôs IMG assessment process evaluates the training, qualifications and experience of the IMG for comparability with an Australian/NZ trained Medical Administrator. The specialist pathway for Medical Administration allows for an assessment of specialist recognition to be able to register and practise as specialists medical administrators.

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is collaborating with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to enhance the process through which AMC obtains primary source verification of the medical credentials of international medical graduates (IMGs) applying for registration to practice medicine in Australia.

From 1 October 2015 AMC will be using ECFMG Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service for the verification of medical credentials for registration purposes with the Medical Board of Australia and for specialist assessment by an Australian Medical College.EPIC will provide AMC with the same rigorous primary source verification that ECFMG provides through the currently used EICS while offering IMGs additional benefits not available through EICS. A new feature release to enhance the IMG will be available to applicants to add additional qualifications to their AMC portfolio for a small fee.

Before an IMG can apply for assessment by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, an application must be submitted to EPIC online for verification of their medical qualifications as overseas trained graduates and specialists must satisfy AMC's verification process.

RACMA IMG assessment policy can be found here

To apply for assessment by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators under the specialist pathway, download the Application for Assessment of Comparability in Medical Administration form download doc file

For information on EPIC and primary source verification please refer to the AMC website at http://www.amc.org.au/assessment/psv

For further information see this AMC announcement.

A set of FAQs for the specialist pathway is now available on the Medical Board website at:
http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration/International-Medical-Graduates/Specialist-Pathway.aspx

A "Guide to the specialist pathway" is also now available on the Medical Board website at:
http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration/International-Medical-Graduates/Specialist-Pathway.aspx




Note: If the applicants would like for the application documents to be returned, a request should be made in writing to the College with the details for the return address and there may be a 2 -3 weeks before the documents are posted to the applicant.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 09:19