Let IMGs appeal 'unfair' exams, says review

Health ministers will soon consider a proposal to give the health ombudsman jurisdiction over specialist colleges.

IMGs who believe they are being asked by specialist colleges to sit unfair exams should be given the right to appeal to an independent health ombudsman, a government-commissioned review says.


There has been a long debate about the assessments faced by overseas-trained doctors before they are allowed to practice as specialists in Australia, with some IMGs saying the process is unjust. 

Last week, the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine said it had been cleared of racial bias after it emerged that the pass rates for its clinical