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Have your say on an updated registration standard for granting general registration on completion of intern training

17 Nov 2022

Public consultation opens today on the Medical Board of Australia’s draft revised registration standard - Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training.

To be eligible for general registration, Australian and New Zealand medical graduates must satisfactorily complete a period of supervised practice known as a medical internship or postgraduate year one (PGY1).

The Board’s current registration standard defines the requirements for eligibility for general registration including intern training requirements. The Board is updating its registration standard in response to changes to medical internship arising from the Australian Medical Council’s National Framework for Prevocational (PGY1 and PGY2) Medical Training (the AMC Framework) to come into effect from 2024.

The key changes proposed to the standard reflect the changes to PGY1 training in the AMC Framework including:

  • removing the need to complete mandatory terms in medicine, surgery and emergency medical care and replacing them with terms that include experience in:
    • undifferentiated illness patient care
    • chronic illness patient care
    • acute and critical illness patient care, and
    • peri-procedural patient care.

The proposed revised standard supports flexible and innovative approaches to intern training requirements, including flexibility in settings and locations.

The proposed standard does not apply to PGY2 training requirements.

How you can have your say

Public consultation opens today until 25 January 2023 . We’ve published a consultation paper on our consultation webpage.

You can give feedback on the proposed revised standard by emailing written submissions marked ‘Public consultation on a revised standard - Granting general registration to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training’ to [email protected].

The Board generally publishes submissions received on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders. Published submissions will include the names of the individuals and/or the organisations that made them, unless confidentiality is expressly requested.

For more information

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