Australian and New Zealand medical school graduates must apply for provisional registration so they can undertake a period of approved intern training in order to become eligible for general registration.
Interns are only permitted to work in accredited intern positions. They are not permitted to undertake any clinical work outside their allocated intern position.
The Board’s registration standard, Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training defines the clinical experience that interns who start the intern year in 2014 onwards must complete to be eligible for general registration.
In summary, the clinical experiences are:
All terms must be accredited against approved accreditation standards by an authority approved by the Board. These authorities are commonly known as postgraduate medical councils.
After successful completion of intern training, provisional registrants are eligible to apply for general registration.
Find out more about approved intern training, including applications forms for registration, guidelines for interns and other documents detailing the requirements for intern training.