How the college plans to bring IMGs in from the cold

The RACGP is getting the ability to confer Medicare provider numbers to non-VR GPs in its training program

The RACGP’s new support system for IMGs to achieve fellowship has struggled to attract candidates and will start with a quarter of its 400 places unfilled.

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In May, the college revealed it had secured federal government funding to provide non-VR GPs with mentors and individually tailored courses so they could pass its fellowship exams.

Known as the Practice Experience Program, it was a significant win for the college, with medical educators saying it would help to address the professional isolation faced by many IMGs who were floundering in workforce programs with very

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