QUESTION OF THE WEEK…
I’m an IMG with Permanent Residency, what are my restrictions?
An IMG – that is, someone who completed their degree outside of Australia or New Zealand or someone who enrolled in their Australian degree whilst they were a temporary resident – is restricted by:
19AB which is a requirement to work in a DPA (formerly DWS) location. You can discover what locations are DPA via the Health Workforce Locator. You can discover how to check the Health Workforce Locator in this video: https://youtu.be/XDwgUeYnFv4
If you’re also a permanent resident, or Australian Citizen and you have not completed your Fellowship exams then you will have the additional restriction of:
19AA which is the requirement to work on an approved 3GA training program until you’ve completed your Fellowship exams and been recognised as a GP Specialist. You can read about the 3GA programs here: https://peoplemedical.com.au/19aa-and-the-3ga-programs-2020-update/
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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.