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
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 - Acupuncture PDF 
(285KB)
Word version
(75.9KB,DOCX)
1 May 2014
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

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
FAQ: Competent authority pathway   Web page 16 September 2020
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: Specialist Pathway PDF 
(87.3KB)
Word version
(663 KB,DOCX)
1 October 2015
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

Advertising

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Advertising guidelines 
Web page 22 November 2017
Advertising resources   Web page

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 
Social media: How to meet your obligations under the National Law   Web page 11 November 2019 
 
 
Page reviewed 16/09/2020