IMGs sue specialist college for 'systemic racism'

'We don't want people to be disadvantaged just because they are a different colour,' says one doctor

A group of emergency medicine trainees are suing their specialist college for alleged systemic racism in its fellowship exams.


The seven IMGs of various ethnic backgrounds, including Indian, Burmese, Singapore Chinese, Sri Lankan and Fijian, are demanding to be given the fellowship, financial compensation and an apology from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).

The long-running dispute rests on a revamp of the college’s final clinical exam – a role-play conducted with actors. Marking for the exam was restructured