12 Apr 2022
The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has developed an information sheet to assist hospitals to propose alternate supervision arrangements for international medical graduates (IMGs) in hospital-based positions.
The Board’s Guidelines - Supervised practice for international medical graduates apply to all IMGs with limited or provisional registration.
The supervision levels in the Board’s Guidelines are based on the general practice environment. The Guidelines allow for hospitals employing IMGs to propose alternate supervision arrangements based on existing supervision structures and protocols.
The Board has developed guidance to assist hospitals to propose alternate supervision arrangements for IMGs in hospital-based positions. The Information sheet - International medical graduate supervision in hospital-based positions provides a framework for hospitals to propose alternative supervision arrangements for the Board’s consideration. It provides information that hospitals can use to describe Level 1 or 2 supervision in their organisation. The Information sheet does not change the requirements in the Guidelines. Each IMG must still have their supervision arrangements approved by the Board.
The Board welcomes feedback on the Information sheet and it will review the sheet after 12 months (or earlier if required).