Support for IMGs still lacking, Senate told

The RACGP said IMGs supplied 41% of the rural medical workforce and the prospect of their being deregistered had “significant ramifications” for general practice, “especially in rural and remote Australia”.

IMGs were the “backbone of rural health” and yet were often required to work in “the most difficult environments, unsupported and unsupervised,” the college wrote in its submission to the inquiry on rural health services.

“Funding must be allocated to ensure they receive