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FAQ and Fact Sheets

The Board publishes FAQ and fact sheets on a range of issues to help the public and medical practitioners understand the Board’s role and requirements.

Registration standards

Document name Accessible format Document date
FAQ: English language skills registration standard Web page 30 June 2015
FAQ: Recency of practice Web page 24 August 2016
FAQ: General registration continuing professional development Web page 13 January 2017
FAQ: Specialist registration continuing professional development Web page 13 January 2017
FAQ: Continuing professional development for international medical graduates Web page 1 October 2016
FAQ: Registration standard for limited registration for area of need Webpage  24 February 2017

Registration

Document name PDF Accessble format Document date
Statement - Medical registration - What does it mean? Who should be registered? PDF 
(1018KB)
  14 March 2012
FAQ: Non-practising registration PDF 
(297KB)
Web page 29 July 2013
Statement - Eligibility for specialist registration PDF 
(209KB)
  13 April 2012
FAQ: GP fellows applying for specialist registration PDF 
(288KB)
Webpage  17 June 2021
Fact sheet - General registration (teaching and/or assessing) PDF 
(245KB)
  22 July 2011
Guidance on clinical observerships PDF
(220KB)
Word version
(80.7KB,DOCX)
4 December 2013
Renewal FAQ for medical practitioners   Web page July 2016
Renewal FAQ for employers   Web page March 2014

Re-entry to practice

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Fact sheet - Information on returning to practice
PDF 
(314KB)
Word version 
(649KB,DOCX)
1 September 2023
Template - Plan for professional development and re-entry to practice   Word version 
(126 KB,DOC)
2 February 2016

International medical graduates

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Supervision of international medical graduates (IMGs)   Web page 2 December 2015
FAQ: Competent authority pathway   Web page 16 September 2020
FAQ: Specialist Pathway PDF 
(87.3KB)
Word version
(663 KB,DOCX)
1 October 2015
Information sheet - International medical graduates - General practice and/or primary care experience assessment PDF 
(73.3KB)
Word version (72.6KB,DOCX)  14 May 2018 
Fact Sheet: Information on how international medical graduates can demonstrate satisfactory progress towards attaining general or specialist registration

NOTE: This Fact Sheet has been updated to include the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' new Fellowship Support Program (FSP)
PDF 
(361KB)
Word version
(89.0KB,DOCX)
9 April 2021

Guidance: Managing the registration of IMGs who have exhausted the number of renewals

NOTE: This Guidance has been updated to include the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' new Fellowship Support Program (FSP)

PDF
(393 KB)
  9 April 2021
Guidance: Evidence of supervised practice to support applications for general registration from Australian Medical Council certificate holders  PDF 
(101KB) 
Word version
(82.3 KB,DOCX) 
15 February 2018 
Information sheet - Doctor of osteopathic medicine (USA)  PDF
(199KB)
Word version
(84.5 KB,DOC)
18 January 2017
Information sheet: Registration standard for limited registration for teaching or research - Requirements for applicants applying to work in research positions  PDF 
(92.3KB)
 
Word version
(165 KB,DOCX)
1 November 2021 
Fact sheet: International medical graduates requesting a change to their supervision level PDF
(89.0KB)
Word version
(167 KB,DOCX)
12 November 2021

Supervised practice framework - for medical practitioners

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Supervised practice framework 
Web page 1 February 2022
Fact sheet: Supervised practice framework – transition arrangements   Web page 1 February 2022

Advertising

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Advertising guidelines 
Web page 14 December 2020
Advertising resources   Web page

Cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Reforms at a glance  What do I need to do?  PDF
(86KB) 
  4 April 2023 
 *Content warning – sensitive images

Information sheet – Visual examples of cosmetic surgery advertising
PDF  
(5.20 MB)
 
  15 June 2023
Communication - Deferral of requirement for cosmetic surgery facility accreditation  PDF
(81.5KB)  
  28 June 2023
FAQ: New standard and guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures    Web page  13 September 2023 
FAQ: Protection of the title 'surgeon'   Webpage  27 October 2023
FAQ: Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures – New requirement for a GP referral    Web page 25 May 2023
FAQ: Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures – New requirement for accredited facilities   Web page  29 June 2023
FAQ: Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who advertise cosmetic surgery    Web page  3 April 2023 
FAQ: Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures – Patient assessment and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) screening   Web page  8 June 2023

Other

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Vaccination and immunisation information    Web page 11 December 2023
Joint statement on compounded medicines - Pharmacy Board of Australia and Medical Board of Australia PDF 
(77.5 KB)
Word version
(695 KB,DOCX)
24 November 2017
FAQ: Recognition of medical specialties PDF 
(111KB) 
Web page  13 September 2018 
Social media: How to meet your obligations under the National Law   Web page 11 November 2019 
 
 
Page reviewed 12/06/2024