Information on the application process in Australia
If you wish to work as a specialist surgeon in Australia you are
- Apply directly to Educational Commission for Foreign Medical
Graduate's (ECFMG) Electronic Portfolio of International
Credentials (EPIC) for varification of both primary and specialist
- Complete an Australian Medical Council (AMC) online application
to establish an AMC portfolio.
- Apply to RACS for a Specialist
and/or AoN assessment.
For more information on the EPIC verification process go to the
Australian Medical Council website.
Note: ensure you have applied to the ECFMG for EPIC verification
before you apply to RACS for specialist and/or AoN assessment.
The application and assessment processes for Specialist
Assessment and/or AoN Assessments are the same; however AoN
applications have additional documentation about AoN positions.
Information on the application process in New Zealand
If you wish to work as a specialist surgeon in New Zealand you
are required to apply to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).
To determine your registration pathway the MCNZ will assess a range
of factors including your training, qualifications, experience and
length of time you intend working in this country. Once your
pathway is determined you will need to complete and submit required
paperwork to the MCNZ. The MCNZ will review your application and
determine your eligibility for registration. For further
information about the MCNZ's application process, visit their website.