Most IMGs optimistic about their career prospects

The national medical training survey also suggested IMGs have supportive workplaces

IMGs on limited registration tend to be happier with their career prospects and work–life balance than other doctors in training, research suggests.


The work of IMGs is normally seen as a hard slog, usually involving long hours in tough locations that have tried and failed to recruit enough Australian-trained doctors.

But a survey of Australia’s medical trainees has painted a rosier picture — revealing many IMGs are feeling better supported and more optimistic than their Australian-trained colleagues.

About 10,000 interns,