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 practise independently as a specialist dermatologist in Australia.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR SPECIALIST RECOGNITION ASSESSMENT IF YOU ARE NOT A DERMATOLOGIST IN YOUR COUNTRY OF TRAINING.
Prior to an IMG’s application to ACD, applicants must apply to the AMC for verification of their qualifications and issuing of an ECFMG International Credentials Services (EPIC) number. Refer to the AMC website for verification of qualification time frames.
Once the AMC has issued the IMG applicant with an AMC number and EPIC number, the applicant should complete the pre-application questionnaire available on the College website. College will assess this questionnaire within 5 working days to determine eligibility to apply for Specialist Recognition.
If the IMG is eligible for Specialist Recognition they will be invited to submit an application and may be required to attend an interview. College will provide the necessary information and fees will apply.
Incomplete applications will be returned after a period of 6 months and any fees paid will be non-refundable
Outcomes of the Assessment
Upon completion of the College’s assessment of the IMG the following outcomes are possible:
The length of assessment process and possible subsequent interview is dependent upon the availability of interview spaces.
The table below provides information on the assessment outcomes of applications received in the last five years:
No.= Number of Applications
NC = Not comparable
PC = Partially comparable
SC = Substantially comparable
Applicants who gained their specialist dermatology qualification through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians do not need to apply for verification of their qualifications with the AMC. Applicants should contact the College office for a separate reference number to enable them to complete the ACD IMG Application Form.