At least 500 IMGs in Australia unable to work, claims AMA

Its president says it's time to unlock this untapped workforce of doctors

Up to 500 IMGs are currently living in Australia but unable to work as doctors because of red tape, the AMA claims. 

Dr Omar Khorshid
Dr Omar Khorshid.

It is has now asked Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to unlock what it describes as an “untapped” workforce, which is made up of doctors who have passed Australian Medical Council (AMC) exams but are yet to secure medical registration.