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  1. Hi,
    I am an Australian citizen and I intend to do a medicine degree in Sri Lanka? Am I able to do internship in Australia (after completing 5 years in MBBS degree programme)?

  2. Hello,

    Would appreciate your recommendation.
    My sister is completing her medical school from south africa and is willing to do her internship here in Australia. I am currently working as SRMO under NSW Health and want my sister to join me.

    Can you kindly suggest me how my sister can apply for Medical internship?

    Your advise will be highly appreciated.

    1. Hello Farahan I have blogged and vlogged on this topic several times. Internship in Australia is not a viable option for IMGs. Your sister will need to think about completing her internship in South Africa and undertaking the Standard Pathway process.

  3. I will not have completed my 47 weeks by the end of my 3rd year-is it possible to extend the 3 years.I have been sick.
    Also I have been told that an intern rotation early in the 3 years will not count as it was too long ago.

    1. Hello Sally, sorry to hear you haven’t been well. There used to be a rule that you had to complete your internship in 3 years but I can no longer find a reference to this on the Medical Board site. There is a reference to completing within 3 years if part-time. Generally, the Board will be lenient and work with you to help you try and complete internship. You would obviously have to apply for a further extension. If you are a member of a Medical Defence organisation its worth discussing your case with them.

  4. Hi thanks for your guide -> very helpful!
    I’m a medical student from Perth, in regards to trying to get an internship at a hospital interstate ie melbourne, is it near impossible, how hard is it?
    Because, for example, I went on the Royal Melbourne hospital and saw that the priority for internship by interstate is the 3rd and last priority in there admissions (1st being PR/citizen of the state, 2nd being international residents of the state, then interstate).

    Also, does GPA matter 🙂

    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Jack each State does its priority list slightly differently. Victoria puts international students of Vic medical school above all students from other States/Territories, whereas most other States/Territories put Aus Citizen or PR medical students from other jurisdictions second. It’s not impossible to get an interstate internship. It’s in fact very possible if you are not too choosy about where you go. Each jurisdiction has its own processes for selection but generally, GPA has very little impact on your application.

  5. Hi Dr Anthony, My daughter did her intern year last year (2019). The hospital gave her a borderline pass for ED and asked her to repeat it. She repeated the ED at the start of this year. Unfortunately she contracted a bacterial or viral infection from the emergency department half way through the 10 weeks term. She completed the 10 weeks sometimes not feeling 100%. Resulting in the hospital failing her again. Now that she is a lot better she has applied to the hospital to redo the ED term. They have told her they have a full complement of interns and no long have a position for her. We have emailed all the hospitals in QLD and no one has a vacant ED position for her. Without an ED position she will lose her provisional registration and all those years of study will be down the drain and her MD degree will be useless. Where does she go to from here?

    1. Hi Vicki, that sounds like a very distressing situation.

      I am sure that there is a lot more detail here. My first suggestion is that your daughter should be talking to her union if she is a member.

      This is a great example of why all doctors should join a union. There’s a case to be made that the employer has a fiduciary responsibility to support your daughter to at least enable her to attempt to obtain general registration and possibly also a case around unfair dismissal. In some other States of Australia, the interns are given 2 or 3-year contracts which help to avoid these terrible situations.

      Best wishes

  6. Sir,
    Iam doing my MBBS( MD ) from Kyrgystan and am I able to do internship inAusralia? What are the requirements to get admission? Can you please guide me.

  7. Hi Anthony,

    May I please ask what is the possibility of gaining internship in another state from where you graduated in?

    I was told that by next year it should be commonplace to move interstate?

    Thank you.

  8. Hi. For Newzealand citizens if graduated from Monash university Malaysian campus are eligible to apply for house officer internship in australia? Secondly, the internship weeks will be considered if attached with a GP in private centre.

    1. Hi you would be eligible to apply for internship but would be at the very bottom of the eligibility list. I’m not sure what your second question is about. Can you provide more details?

    2. Salaam Dr Khan
      Did you secure an internship ? where ? I am a medical graduate from Ireland and Australian citizen. How should I apply for internship/resident medical roles ? what are my options and chances?

    1. Hello Attama,

      This is a very common question that I get asked. I actually deal with this in this post and other blog posts as well as my videos. I would kindly ask that you review these.

  9. Hi.
    I am currently doing my internship in India. I know that to work or do residency in Australia I need to clear AMC part 1 & 2 but I want to know what happens after that? Do I still have to do unpaid internship or I can start working in Australia? Also how to go about doing masters in surgery in aus ?

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