IMGs waiting a year for clinical assessments allowing them to work as GPs
Some IMGs are now waiting more than a year to undergo their mandatory clinical assessment which allows them to work as GPs, Australian Doctor has been told.
Before COVID-19, around 400 doctors a year were going through Pre-Employment Structured Clinical Interviews - known as PESCIs - to determine their suitability to work under limited registration.
The interviews are run by a panel of GPs and usually take less than 90 minutes to complete.
But Scott Vickers-Willis, who