For Overseas Trained Specialists

For Overseas Trained Specialists

  • The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) welcomes enquiries from medical practitioners with dermatology qualifications obtained outside Australia (International Medical Graduates who may want to practice dermatology in Australia. The following information outlines the process by which an IMG may become a specialist dermatologist in Australia.

    The ACD is not directly involved in state medical registration, Medicare provider numbers or medical indemnity insurance, and cannot assist with applications for Australian residency or citizenship, although these matters should be considered by applicants.

    The Medical Board of Australia requires that all International Medical Graduates (IMGs) apply directly to the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) for assessment of their comparability to an Australian trained specialist. Further information on how to apply and the structure of fees can be found in the relevant sections

    Before applying to the ACD, applicants must submit an application to the AMC for primary source verification of their medical qualifications. Please refer to the AMC website for more information: http://www.amc.org.au/

Types of Recognition

  • Specialist Recognition

    The Specialist Recognition Assessment Pathway is for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are recognised dermatologists in their country of training and have passed all of their training and examination requirements. IMGs are required to apply under the Specialist Recognition Assessment Pathway if they wish to obtain specialist medical registration and practice independently as a specialist dermatologist in Australia.

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  • Area of Need

    Area of Need (AoN) positions are approved by the State Government and are temporary employment opportunities for overseas specialists who have not yet gained specialist recognition and, therefore, specialist registration in Australia. The positions are supervised and restrict the IMG to the job description of the proposed position.

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  • Short Term Training

    Short-term training positions are for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who wish to undertake a short-term specified training position/program within Australia, with the objective of improving their professional skills and experience not available in their country of training.

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