Is Australia losing its allure to overseas GPs?

There's been a rapid fall in the number of specialist overseas doctors coming through the RACGP's Practice Experience Program

Alarms are being raised over a rapid decline in the number of IMGs coming into Australia with overseas GP qualifications.

Martina Stanley
Martina Stanley.

Last year, there were 52 applications for the RACGP’s Practice Experience Program (PEP) Specialist Stream, which is open to doctors with GP training from a country overseas.

In contrast, the college received 192 applications for overseas specialist