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 PDF 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
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
Fact sheet - Australian and New Zealand medical graduates completing internships in New Zealand - November 2014

This fact sheet supports the Board's registration standard for Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training.
PDF 
(243KB)
Word version
(76.7KB,DOCX)
7 November 2014
Fact sheet - Acupuncture PDF 
(285KB)
Word version
(75.9KB,DOCX)
1 May 2014
Information sheet - Doctor of osteopathic medicine (USA)  PDF
(199KB)
Word version
(84.5 KB,DOC)
18 January 2017
Renewal FAQ for medical practitioners PDF 
(354KB)
Web page July 2016
Renewal FAQ for employers PDF 
(269KB)
Web page March 2014

Re-entry to practice

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Fact sheet - Information on returning to practice

For more information, read the news item.
PDF 
(314KB)
Word version 
(649KB,DOCX)
2 February 2016
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
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 - Limited registration - How international medical graduates can demonstrate satisfactory progress towards gaining general or specialist registration PDF 
(361KB)
Word version
(89.0KB,DOCX)
1 July 2016
FAQ: Changes to the Competent Authority Pathway PDF 
(79.8KB)
Word version
(654KB,DOCX)
13 November 2017
FAQ: Eligibility and applications for provisional registration via the Competent Authority Pathway PDF 
(89.1KB)
Word version
(657KB,DOCX)
13 November 2017
FAQ: Specialist Pathway PDF 
(87.3KB)
Word version
(663 KB,DOCX)
1 October 2015
FAQ: Changes to the Specialist Pathway PDF 
(64.6KB)
Word version
(648KB,DOCX)
30 June 2014
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 

Advertising

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Advertising guidelines  Web page 22 November 2017
Advertising resources   Web page
Further information on advertising therapeutic claims PDF 
(74.1 KB)
Word version 
(580 KB,DOCX)
25 October 2016

Cosmetic medical and surgical procedures

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Information sheet - Cosmetic medical and surgical procedures - guidance on financing schemes PDF
(72.4KB)
Word version
(650KB,DOCX)
13 May 2019
FAQ: Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures   Web page 13 May 2019

Other

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Information sheet - Inter-jurisdictional technology based patient consultations PDF (194KB) Web page 15 August 2013
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 
 
 
Page reviewed 13/05/2019