Can US doctors work in Australia

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  1. how about a doctor who did her primary MD degree in Australia and had two years of Internship in Australia PGY-1 and PGY-2 and then went USA to do a four residency in OB/GYN and then come back in Australia. Will she be deemed considered as qualified OB/ GYN or not?? or she will still have to do 6 years specialisation again through FRANZOG ?

    1. Hi Sarah such a doctor will be able to get general registration in Australia. If she has her American Boards she will have a chance with assessment by RANZCOG. But for some reason, RANZCOG have put in place a firm rule about having to do a 5-year formal program.

  2. Hi Anthony,
    I have a question. Internal Medicine Residency in US is 3 yr program.
    Won’t it make any problem in getting registration with AMC for competent authority or speciality pathways..?

    1. It won’t be an issue to get registered under the Competent Authority if you want to be a trainee in Australia. The length will be an issue for specialist assessment. I’d suggest doing some additional training such as a Fellowship on top.

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