Short-term training in Australia
The Medical Board of Australia's (MBA) Short-term training in a medical specialty pathway allows International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to undertake a short period of training in Australia with the objective of gaining professional skills and experience not available in their country of training.
You may be eligible to undertake up to two years of short-term training if you:
- are an overseas-trained specialist and have passed the relevant specialist examinations, or
- are an overseas specialist-in-training and are no more than two years from completing specialist training, and
- have been offered a short-term training position in Australia.
The role of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is to advise the MBA as to the suitability of the applicant to undertake a specific short-term training position.
Short-term training positions do not lead to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) or general or specialist registration.
To learn more about becoming a Fellow of RACS, please see Admission to Fellowship.
To learn more about medical registration in Australia, please visit the MBA website.
Short-term training in New Zealand
The Special Purpose Pathway is for Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) who intend working in New Zealand for a fixed period of time for a specific purpose.