IMG personality trait study is robust: researchers

A study suggesting overseas-trained GP registrars are less tolerant and have less empathy than their Australian-trained peers has been defended by its authors.

The study used questionnaires designed to pick out traits like persistence and co-operation on 452 doctors on the Australian General Practice Training program.

It found that the 102 IMGs questioned scored significantly lower than Australian-trained doctors on co-operativeness, which the researchers defined