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  1. Thank you Anthony, very much. I was searching for detail and elaborated something like that for a long time. You wrote it very well and I found all the answers which are quite rare online. As I was reading I feel like I am asking and you are answering. I have read some of another blog here and become a fan of you. I found out that I have seen one of your videos on youtube some days ago.
    I have one more question. Can you tell me if someone works as a resident PGY2, PGY3 will it count for GP? How much time will it take to become GP? Is there are other training or exam procedure?

    1. Hi Tahmid its generally a minimum of 4 years to become a Specialist GP. Of which you can normally count your PGY2. For exams you should consult the RACGP and ACRRM. See Specialist Colleges

  2. Thank you Anthony, very much. As I was reading I feel like I am asking and you are answering. I have read some of another blog here and become a fan of you. I found out that I have seen one of your videos on youtube some days ago.
    I have one more question. Can you tell me if someone works as a resident PGY2, PGY3 will it count for GP? How much time will it take to become GP? Is there are other training or exam procedure?

    1. Hi Tahmid its generally a minimum of 4 years to become a Specialist GP. Of which you can normally count your PGY2.

  3. Hi Anthony, your description above is very well explained… Thank you so much for your effort….
    I need few more details…. Hope you will able to help….
    If IMG got through AMC with a work experience of 3+years… When applying jobs in Australia what will be the title??? What is the monthly pay then???
    Thank you..

    1. Hello Nadeeshani
      Thanks for your positive feedback.
      If you are going through the AMC route. You will generally be applying for jobs titled Resident Medical Officer. These are generally treated as PGY2 or PGY3 roles. The monthly payment will be similar to what is shown in the table on this post divided by 12. But bear in mind your take-home pay will increase particularly due to over time.
      Some hospitals will take into account your existing overseas experience as a doctor in determining your pay rate. But some will say they only count Australian experience. Its worth asking the question as it can sometimes mean a significant increase.

  4. Thank you Anthony for the valuable information.
    I would like to ask what position can I apply for after passing AMC part 1, considering being a pediatric specialist with 8 years experience in the field?

    1. Hi Malak
      It would depend on your training and experience. It is possible that you could apply for the specialist pathway to registration which does not require you to complete the AMC.

      1. Hi
        Thanks for details Anthony .
        I would like to ask if as IMG with 10 years of experience what path can I apply besides AMC path?
        I mean is there a way for IMGs to work as rural doctors or other posts without passing amc .
        Thanks

  5. Hi Anthony.
    Thanks for the detailed information. It was really helpful.
    If a doctor has worked 3 years overseas and a year in the UK, which pathway can the doctor choose for registration in Australia ? Also what will be the job title then?

  6. Hello Anthony,
    Thank you for the information. I am an IMG from Turkey and here we do our internship before graduation. So I graduated in july 2019 and have been working in the ED for a couple of months but I finished my intern year before graduating. Does that make me PGY2 even though my graduation date is july 2019?

  7. Hi Anthony,
    Thank you for creating such an informative blog, very useful for new entries into Australian medical system. I have passed AMC MCQ CAT and have valid PR. I have 20 years of experience post MBBS and 15 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS and PGs are from Indian universities.

    I feel, I may clear my interview for SRMO post in Obs & Gyn in one of the hospitals in NSW. Salary range mentioned in the advertisement is “$81,639.00 to $110,406.00”. Kindly let me know if they offer me a job at lowest salary that is $81,639, will there be a possibility for negotiation?
    Thank You.

    1. Hello Sobha you can normally attempt to negotiate salary on the basis of how many years you have worked in Medicine. Some hospitals may dig in their heels however and insist they will only base it on Australian experience. This can be a bit dangerous for them as there have often previously set precedents for other doctors from other countries like the UK.

  8. Hi Anthony,thank you for creating such an enlightening blog.

    After Plan, and GMC registration, with 10 years post MBBS experience, can one apply straight into a training position in Australia?.

    1. No. You would still need to do a 1-year supervised post to gain general registration. You can usually do this in an unaccredited training post in whatever specialty you have been working in in the UK.

  9. Hi Anthony, thanks for the information. Just wondering, are residency training positions only open to Australian citizens/PR? As an IMG, how hard is it to secure a spot in a training programme? Thanks!

    1. Hello Rayden. They are called specialty training posts. We do not use the term residency program here (that’s a North America thing). Most are open to anyone who has general registration. Some are limited to PR or Citizenship.

  10. Good day sir,
    I am a doctor who is in practice as a general practitioner for 9 years now (7
    years in Philippines ans 2 yrs in Oman) , if I were to work in Australia what resident year am I now?

  11. Hello Sir
    Your feedbacks and clarifications are quite commendable.
    However, what are the options available for a doctor with 6years oversea experience and one year practice in UK .
    Can the doctor get into Post graduate year 2 without any further examination.

    1. Hello Ikenna I can’t really answer your question as I don’t know whether for e.g. you have completed the PLAB or AMC. Every doctor’s situation is unique. This is why I have developed the strategy call where you can go into more detail if you would like to.

  12. If an IMG coming from the competent authority pathway (provisional registration), gets a job as a resident medical officer will he/she be paid exactly the same as that of a local graduate (general registration)?

  13. Hi sir,
    Really appreciate the great work you are doing for all the imgs. Very useful information.
    Sir , I’m still a final year img, so after completing my MBBS I’m planning to take AMC exams. Because I have to move to Australia with my partner.
    My question to you is, since I’m planning to migrate to Australia as a fresh graduate and AMC,but with no home country experience, what is the possibility for me to get a job?
    Are fresh graduates hard to get jobs ?

    1. Thanks for your kind words Lavanya. It’s definitely harder to get a job here if you have absolutely no experience. If there is any option to defer coming here and complete at least one year’s work where you are after graduating I would strongly advise doing this.

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