Last Update: 16/01/2014 23:38
The College makes one recommendations when assessing an IMG
surgeon's qualifications and experience. This is called Final
The Final Recommendation forms the basis for the ensuing period
of assessment of the IMG surgeon's clinical practise. It is made
following an interview by a panel of expert surgeons. The Final
Recommendation is approved by the Board of Surgical Education and
Training (BSET) and cannot be altered during the term of clinical
assessment without approval by BSET.
If the IMG is deemed Partially Comparable or Substantially
Comparable, they have 2 years from date of recommendation to find a
suitable position for clinical assessment, and 4 years from
commencement of clinical assessment to complete all requirements
stipulated in the recommendation including Fellowship Examination
Should an IMG not complete all requirements within this
timeframe, their assessment validity period will expire and their
assessment will no longer be valid.
Note: If the IMG is deemed Not Comparable following a
document-based assessment and an interview is not required, a Final
Recommendation is provided based on the documentation alone.