How to work as a doctor in Australia 🇦🇺

The Australian pathway is getting more difficult by the day, but to get there, here are the steps.

First, you need to be ECFMG certified, then proceed to take the AMC exams.
1. The AMC(Australian Medical Council) exam is in 2 parts.
-AMC1 & AMC2
AMC1 can be written in UK, India and Europe, as of now, it’s not taken I. Nigeria.

AMC2 is always in Australia.

-The AMC consists of 150 MCQs organized through computer adaptive scoring. It is delivered in a single session of 3hrs30min.
-The pass Mark is set to match the level of knowledge required belt Australian Medical schools for their first year graduated.
-The AMC2 clinical exams consists of 16 stations. At each station, the candidate has two minutes to read a presentation...
...of a case and what task the candidate is expected to perform.
-Each station usually has 3 or 4 tasks.
A task may include taking medical history, performing physical examination, suggesting differential diagnoses, further diagnostic procedures or informing about treatments.
- The candidate then has eight minutes to perform the task and is required to pass 12 out of 16 cases including one compulsory case in each of gynecology and pediatrics.
-Acing both AMC1&2 improves your chances of getting a job, some occasionally get a job with just AMC1
3. Most Job placement for starters are as resident, HMO or SHO public hospital based, usually allows for a limited registration after which most can get full registration in a year or two.

4. There is a different pathway for those who want to go into GP training right after...
...passing AMC 1 and 2, known as the PESCI, they dont have to get public employment. “PESCI is an objective assessment of your knowledge, skills, clinical experience and attributes to determine whether you are suitable to practise in a specific position.
The PESCI consists of a structured clinical interview using scenarios”.
Generally, jobs are lot easier to come by after the first job, getting that first is the difficult part.
Most people with UK registration and have worked 1 to 2 years in UK, will get automatic employment in
Australia without having to write anymore exams.

In conclusion, there’s a direct pathway; pass AMC 1&2 and proceed to GP (via PESCI) or Residency. If you’ve worked in the UK (after PLAB) obviously, you can just hop in via direct entry.
Our VC @ojayfemi will have more info.

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