Medical Board of Australia
Medical Board of Australia
 

Australian and New Zealand medical graduates

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:

  • a term of at least eight weeks that provides experience in emergency medical care
  • a term of at least 10 weeks that provides experience in medicine
  • a term of at least 10 weeks that provides experience in surgery, and
  • a range of other approved terms to make up 12 months (minimum of 47 weeks full-time equivalent service).

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.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 5/05/2015