If you are a member of the Royal College of General Practice via iMAP,
you are now eligible to apply to be assessed under the Specialist Pathway.
Check the codified list of recognised qualifications, below, for more details.
In line with the Council of Australian Government’s directive to implement ‘Nationally Consistent Assessment of International Medical Graduates”, ACRRM has developed the ACRRM Specialist Pathway for the specialty of general practice. The pathway is accredited by the Australian Medical Council. It was developed in conjunction with the State medical boards, Australian Medical Council, and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
What is ACRRM's Specialist Pathway for General Practice?
Through the Specialist Pathway ACRRM enhances IMGs' access to accredited assessment arrangements for general practice, with a focus on rural and remote practice. ACRRM’s Specialist Pathway program provides a fair and equitable pathway for IMGs to achieve Fellowship if they hold recognised overseas general practice qualifications with skills and experience deemed to be substantially or partially comparable to those of an Australian-trained Fellow of ACRRM.
Applying for Assessment through the Specialist Pathway
If you are interested in entering into the Specialist Pathway, the ACRRM codified list of recognised qualifications is a guide to determining your initial eligibility to be assessed for partial or substantial comparability. The ACRRM Specialist Pathway Process Flow is an indicative flowchart outlining the steps involved in progressing through ACRRM’s Specialist Pathway. To be considered for this pathway, you must first make an application through the Australian Medical Council (AMC).
Please note that your interview outcome (result) is valid for 12 months from the date of the interview. If you do not commence the Specialist Pathway within 12 months of your interview, you will be required to be reassessed before being accepted into the Specialist Pathway by both ACRRM and the Australian Medical Council (AMC).
AMC Application Requirements
The AMC will verify your qualifications by reviewing all of the required documentation below. Qualifications and idenitifcation documents MUST be certified copies when submitted with your application. You can begin the application process by clicking here.
Documents for AMC:
- Form-SA and Form-SB or AON-SA and AON-SB
- Primary Medical Degree (EICS verification via the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG))
- Your General Practice specialist qualification/s, EICS verified
- English language proficiency evidence as per AHPRA's standards
- Current curriculum vitae
- Current passport
- Current medical registration/s
- Certificate of good standing from the authorised body that certifies general practice/family medicine in your country of practice
ACRRM will require (in addition to the above) the following:
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Detailed position description of position you are applying for (if you don't have a position at time of applying, you will need to supply it BEFORE commencing on the Specialist Pathway with ACRRM)
- Completion of the ACRRM application form
ACRRM’s fee structure has been designed to be simple and clearly linked to the individual components of the Specialist Pathway process. A copy of this can be found by clicking here.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting ACRRM with your query.
If you would like further information about ACRRM’s Specialist Pathway please contact:
ACRRM IMG Assessment Team
Ph: 1800 223 226 or +61 7 3105 8200
Email imgacrrm [dot] org [dot] au
Specialist Pathway Documents
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