IMGs face new $34,000 fee for fellowship training

The RACGP is calling on the Federal Government to support its new program for non-vocationally registered doctors to help fix workforce shortages
Paul Wappett
RACGP CEO Paul Wappett.

Applications have opened for a new program to support IMGs pursuing fellowship, but it will leave them thousands of dollars out of pocket because the Federal Government will not support it.

For many observers, too many IMGs have been brought over on limited registration to work in rural communities with minimal backing, high workload and limited opportunities for learning — a fact reflected in the historical pass rates for those who sit RACGP exams.