ACRRM upholds training standards

IN HIS foreword to the Lost in the Labyrinth report, the chair of the Standing Committee on Health and Ageing, Steve Georganas, MP, emphasises that improvements in registration processes for IMGs “must be achieved without compromising the high standards that Australians expect from medical practitioners”.

International medical graduates (IMGs) make up more than 40% of the medical workforce in rural and remote Australia which, by definition, makes it difficult for this cohort to access the training needed to be assessed as comparable to Australian medical graduates.

Over the past two years,