How to become a doctor in Australia?
The competent body to evaluate and validate your studies in medicine is the AMC (Australian Medical Council). Its purpose is to ensure that the standards of education, training and evaluation of the medical profession are appropriate in each case in order to promote and protect the health of the Australian community.
First, you will have to send the necessary documentation to evaluate your particular case. The necessary documentation is:
- Your original title of human medicine.
- Translation of your sworn title.
- English title IELTS or OET.
Once the documentation has been submitted, AMC will evaluate your case. There are two options; that you are not equivalent or that you are partially equivalent. If your case is the second, you will be a little closer to being able to become a doctor in Australia.
Thus, the next step will be to conduct a theoretical and a practical exam. The theoretical exam can be done inside or outside Australia and costs AUD $ 2.350. The practical test can only be done in Australia and costs AUD $ 3.120.
You are almost registered as a doctor in Australia. Now there are the last two ways to enroll and thus be able to work as a doctor in Australia.
If you are a medical specialist as a surgeon, you will most likely have to complete your training in addition to doing 12 months of supervised practices for later, to be able to work on your own. And the other option, if you are a general practitioner, you can first access a “limited” membership and work as a doctor in Australia in the area called “area of need”. Normally these are areas where doctors are especially in demand, areas where there are few doctors such as rural areas.
If you are interested in coming to work as a doctor in Australia and have any questions, contact us. We will give you a personalized service to solve all your doubts.