'I'm angry and sad': why one IMG doctor is leaving emergency medicine for the RACGP


After nearly a decade as an emergency medicine registrar, Dr Namal Prematillake now plans to train as a GP.

The Sri Lankan-born doctor is one of the 34 IMGs who lodged an anonymous complaint with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in January, accusing it of systemic racism against “non-white” doctors in the marking of its final clinical exam for fellowship.

It has become the latest and most prominent spat between a specialist medical college and IMGs over concerns about their treatment and support as they