Medical Training Review Panel: thirteenth report

International Medical Graduates

Page last updated: April 2010

The RACGP conducts assessment of IMGs' general practice qualifications and experience.

Assessment for comparability

The majority of assessments conducted by the RACGP are for comparability of overseas general practice experience to Australian general practice experience. This assessment is designed to assist in determining eligibility:
  • to enrol in the college examination or practice based assessment;
  • for full membership of the RACGP;
  • as part of an Australian rural workforce agency application; and/or
  • for entry into a Council of Australian Government (COAG) training pathway.
Further details are provided on the college's website at


The RACGP accreditation criteria are documented in the RACGP Standards for General Practice
Education and Training Trainers and Training Posts 2005
found at

The Regional Training Provider typically commences the process of accreditation of a post and trainer. A trainer is always accredited at the same time as the post. The RACGP suggests that all posts consider having at least two RACGP trainers per post. The post and trainer are accredited for a maximum of three years, after which reaccreditation is required.

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