Call for extra funds to support IMGs

The Federal Government is being urged to release new funds to pay for specialised support and supervision for IMG doctors, especially those working in rural and regional Australia.

In a letter to Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, the AMA recommends that new funding should be allocated to General Practice Education and Training (GPET), which it says has the capacity to provide the necessary support to IMGs in general practice.

The move comes six weeks after it emerged that the supervision of