Overview - International Medical Graduates
The College is responsible for assessing international medical graduate specialists (IMGs) and specialists-in-training. There are three separate processes:
- Specialist Assessment (Fellowship of the College)
- Assessment for suitability for employment in an area of need (AoN) position
- Short term specialist specified training
Please note changes as of 1 July 2015
- Outcome requirements for applicants found to be partially comparable
- Requirements for radiologists being assessed for the Area of Need roles
The purpose of specialist assessment is to determine the comparability of training, qualifications and experience of international medical graduates (IMGs) with Australian and New Zealand trained specialists.
Short-Term Training Positions
Applicants who wish to enter a genuine short-term specialist training position in radiology or radiation oncology in Australia will require assessment by RANZCR for purpose of registration.
Area of Need
The Area of Need (AoN) process aims to meet gaps in radiology service delivery, primarily in rural and remote areas, due to the inability of employers, whether in the public or private sectors, to attract locally trained specialists into positions.
Provides additional information and useful links about specialist recognition, area of need and short term training positions in Australia and New Zealand.
Senior Education Officer, IMG
Phone: +61 2 9268 9724
Fax: +61 2 9268 9799