13 Oct 2014
Final-year medical students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
The online graduate application service on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website smooths the path from study to work by enabling final-year students to apply for registration four to six weeks before completing their course.
Medical graduates of an approved program of study must apply for provisional registration to undertake a period of internship in Australia, prior to being eligible for general registration. All applicants are required to return some supporting documents to AHPRA by mail to complete their application.
Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Joanna Flynn AM, said graduates should read all the information about what documents must be sent to AHPRA so they can be granted provisional registration in time to start their internships in an accredited position.
‘To assist with the processing of their application it’s important that graduates post supporting documents to AHPRA as soon as possible after applying online,’ Dr Flynn said.
Graduates must also meet the Medical Board’s registration requirements to be a registered medical practitioner. Registration standards that relate to medical graduates are:
There are five simple steps to registration for graduates: