IMG assessment fees go to charity

International medical graduates who are paying thousands of dollars to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) may be surprised to learn they have in fact been donating to charity. 

Overseas doctors have long complained about the high cost of going through AMC exams and assessments in order to practise in Australia, estimated to cost around $7000. 

But it turns out the AMC is officially a charity rather than a bureaucracy, based on the “charitable benefits” it offers to IMGs, medical practitioners, students, schools and the general community in Australia. 

The AMC, a not