IMG Orientation Manual
This Orientation Manual has been developed by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) with funding from the Victorian Department of Health for IMGs who are new to Australia and who are entering hospital-based and general practice. It complements the PMCV Centralised IMG Orientation Program - Hitting the Ground Running and local site orientation of trainees to the workplace.
Content is aligned to the AMC Orientation Guidelines, and includes the following topics: Orientation to the Australian Health system, Communication and Cultural Safety, Orientation to the local jurisdiction, health services and facilities, Legislation and Professional practice and Living in Victoria.
The manual is reviewed annually via the consultation with a number of groups representing IMGs, employers and professional bodies. It is updated in June each year and is now currently in its 15th version (2016 edition).