I have my intern year only- what are my chances of finding a job in Australia?

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I have my intern year only- what are my chances of finding a job in Australia? 


As a General Practitioner… 

You will not be able to get registration as a General Practitioner with only your intern year.  


In the Hospital System 

It is very competitive to get a hospital-based job in Australia. The doctors who we see successfully being offered jobs have 

  • Good experience after their intern year 
  • Minimal practice gaps 
  • Answering the Selection Criteria 
  • Use patient examples in their Selection Criteria 


While having your AMC Certificate is preferred, it is not essential. Keep working towards this but do not let it stop you from applying.  


There are applications that request “Eligibility for AHPRA Registration” – these are the positions willing to accept applications from those not currently working in Australia.  


How Can You Help? 

We want to hear from doctors who have successfully obtained a hospital job- give your fellow doctors hope and validation. There are so many people willing to talk about how hard it is and not enough celebrating. Tell us your success stories either by commenting or PM’ing us privately and we can share your story anonymously.  


How Can We Help? 

Our team help doctors with their CVs, Covering Letters & Selection Criteria. We also help you determine your eligibility for a role and provide career guidance. Please contact us if you need help.  


People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions. 


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