The role of the Australian Medical Council

All IMGs, regardless of registration pathway, must apply to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for primary source verification of their medical qualifications.

From 1 October 2015 the AMC will verify medical qualifications through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC), or for applications submitted before 30 September 2015, ECFMG International Credentials Services (EICS).

The AMC assesses IMGs on the Standard pathway. It does not assess IMGs on the Competent Authority pathway or the Specialist pathway. The AMC has no role in processing applications for registration or in granting registration, which is a function of the Board.

Primary source verification

Primary source verification through ECFMG is mandatory under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law) for all IMGs seeking medical registration in Australia.

The AMC verify qualifications through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC). 

Further information is available on the AMC website.

 
 
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