Medical board plan to fast-track specialist IMGs an ‘attack on medical colleges’

RACGP's Dr Nicole Higgins also questions the medical board's capacity to assess IMGs.
Dr Nicole Higgins.

The Medical Board of Australia has revealed plans for an expedited specialist pathway for IMGs from certain countries that would cut specialist colleges out of the assessment process.

It wants this fast-tracked pathway open for GPs by October, followed by anaesthetists, psychiatrists, and obstetricians and gynaecologists by December.