IMGs are the unsung heroes: expert

Australia's practice of placing IMG doctors in isolated rural areas with little training and support is being blamed for the high rates of patient complaints some IMGs face.

Professor Balakrishnan Nair, director of continuing medical professional development at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, NSW, said government and regulators paid “lip service” to the problem but rarely acted to fix it.

“We cannot leave doctors in isolated rural communities without orientation, without support ... To me [the lack

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