Pass rates for mandatory IMG clinical exam revealed for the first time

Greg Hunt says that while the PESCI might seem burdensome, it remains necessary to protect patient safety

New figures show that 70% of IMGs are failing an assessment of their clinical skills which if passed allows them to work as GPs on limited registration.

Greg Hunt
Greg Hunt.

The so-called PESCI assessment typically lasts 60-90 minutes and involves a panel of GPs reviewing the IMG’s resume, followed by a role-play or discussion around five potential clinical scenarios.

But it has been under fire in recent months amid