Medical Training Review Panel: Seventeenth Report


Page last updated: 09 April 2014

List of Tables

List of Figures


Executive Summary

University Medical Training
Prevocational Medical Training
Vocational Medical Training
Female Trainees
International Supply of Medical Practitioners

Chapter 1: Introduction

Medical Training Review Panel Structure and Responsibilities
Report Structure
University Medical Education
Prevocational Medical Training
Vocational Medical Training
International Supply
Special Purpose Training Programs
Notes on the Data and its Preparation
Data Sources
Data Quality Issues
Reporting Periods
Examination of Trends
Medical College Acronyms and Specialties

Chapter 2: University Medical Education and Training

Medical Students
Current Data
Types of Student Places
Student Characteristics
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students
Rural Exposure
Medical Graduates
Current Data
Projected Numbers of Graduates

Chapter 3: Prevocational Medical Training

Postgraduate Year 1
Current Data
Postgraduate Year 2
Current Data

Chapter 4: Vocational Medical Training

Vocational Medical Training in Australia
General Practice Training
Changes to College Training in Australia
Accredited Training
Vocational Training Data
Basic Training
Trends in Basic Vocational Training
Advanced Training
Subspecialty Training
Trends in Advanced Vocational Training
General Practice
Medical College Examinations
Current Data
New College Fellows
Current Data
New Fellows by Subspecialty – Selected Colleges
College Fellows
Fellows by Subspecialty – Selected Colleges

Chapter 5: international Supply

Department of Immigration and Citizenship Entry Processes
Temporary Business – Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) Visa
Medical Practitioner – Temporary (Subclass 422) Visa
Occupational Trainee Visa (Subclass 442)
Training and Research Visa (Subclass 402)
Current Data
Requirements for Practicing Medicine in Australia
Common Assessment Requirements
Competent Authority Pathway
Standard Pathway
Assessment of Overseas Trained Specialists
Standard Specialist Assessment
Medicare Provider Number Restrictions
Restrictions of Practice
Current Distribution of Overseas Trained Doctors

Chapter 6: Special Purpose Training Programs

3GA Providers
Section 3GA Programs
Approved Medical Deputising Services Program
Approved Private Emergency Department Program
Approved Placements for Sports Physicians Program
Sports Physician Trainees
Prevocational General Practice Placements Program
Queensland Country Relieving Doctors Program
Rural Locum Relief Program
Special Approved Placements Program
Temporary Resident Other Medical Practitioners Program
Remote Vocational Training Scheme


Appendix A: Medical Training Review Panel Role and Membership
Appendix B: Medical College Training Requirements
Appendix C: Glossary of Terms
Appendix D: Extended Data Trend Tables
Appendix E: Data Specifications
Appendix F: Training Program Terminology