Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI) - for hospital-based positions.

The Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI) was developed by the AMC in 2007 as part of a 2006 Council of Australian Governments' directive to ensure nationally consistent assessment of international medical graduates (IMGs).

The PESCI interview is a nationally consistent standardised process conducted according to the AMC PESCI Guidelines and Criteria.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has developed registration standards that include a requirement for a PESCI to be conducted for certain applicants.

The purpose of the PESCI assessment is to establish whether an IMG has the knowledge, skills and experience to practise safely and effectively in the position for which registration is being sought.

Victorian Hospital-Based PESCI - Organisational Chart


PESCI Organisational Chart

Supporting implementation of the PESCI for hospital-based positions in Victoria

Guidelines and resources have been developed by the PMCV to support the conduct of PESCI interviews of IMGs for Victorian hospital-based positions that meet the requirements of the AMC Guidelines and Criteria (2014).


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PLEASE NOTE: The PMCV is NOT involved in the PESCI process for General Practice positions

Health Workforce Assessment Victoria (HWAV) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) conduct Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interviews (PESCIs) for IMGs wishing to obtain registration to enter General Practice.

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