Medical Board of Australia
Medical Board of Australia

Specialist pathway - short term training

The Specialist pathway - short term training is for international medical graduates (IMGs) who are overseas-trained specialists or specialists-in-training wishing to undertake a short period of specialist or advanced training in Australia.

Under the Specialist pathway - Short term training:

  • the IMG secures a training position 
  • the IMG must apply to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for primary source verification of their medical qualifications
  • the IMG applies directly to the relevant college using an MBA application form for specialists-in-training (AAMC-30 Application for assessment by a medical college
  • the specialist medical college assesses the suitability of the training position for the specific applicant 
  • the IMG applies to the Board for ‘Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice.’

Further information

The Board has developed new Guidelines on this pathway that will come into effect from 1 July 2016. For more information see the news item.

Page reviewed 28/04/2016