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Research and projects

National Scoping Study on International Medical Graduates

The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing commissioned the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) to undertake a scoping project on overseas trained doctors. Professor Barry McGrath, chaired the Reference Group established to oversee and provide advice on the project.

The objectives of the national scoping project were to:

  • review existing resources relating to education, training, employment opportunities and ongoing support within the workforce available to overseas-trained doctors in Australia in order to gain an understanding of what is available,
  • analyse resources to identify gaps, and
  • establish a web site for the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) with links to state and territory postgraduate medical education councils.

The project was complted in April 2004 and a copy of the final report National Scoping Study on International Medical Graduates is available from the CPMEC website.

AMC candidates in the Victorian public hospital system

In 2001 the Victorian Department of Human Services (now Victorian Department of Health), commissioned the PMCV to review the needs of International Medical Graduates working in the Victorian hospital setting. Recommendations were made regarding gaps in the training and support of IMGs and the role and function of the PMCV in filling those gaps. The Report was delivered to the Department in May 2002.

Report on Overseas Trained Doctors in the Victorian Public Hospital System can be viewed at the Department of Health website.