Historic data shows how few IMGs gain GP fellowship

The RACGP has acknowledged that a high proportion of IMGs have been struggling to pass its fellowship exams

IMGs both inside and outside the registrar training program are passing the RACGP’s three fellowship exams at lower rates than Australian-trained doctors.

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There have been long-running concerns about the support available for IMGs working in areas of need who are attempting to gain fellowship through the so-called practice eligible pathway.

Last week, Australian Doctor reported just 37% of non-registrar IMG candidates passed the February sitting of the college’s Key Feature Problem (KFP) exam — nearly half the pass rate for registrars.

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