Can I work in Australia as a GP?

RACGP runs a program for overseas trained GPs from selected countries which fast tracks your overseas qualification to Fellowship of RACGP without any exams. If you don’t hold any of the following qualifications then you need to do the self assessment.  http://www.racgp.org.au/selfassess If you are a Category 2 then you maybe able to work in Australia however you would need to do the college exams.

Qualifications Leading to Fellowship of RACGP

UK doctors

The RACGP only accepts applications as category 1 for doctors who achieved their MRCGP qualification via examination, combined with the other qualification as listed below.
Candidates who achieved MRCGP via iMAP, or candidates who have iMAP but not one of the other qualifications will not be categorised as category 1.

Qualification
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice (JCPTGP) certificate via prescribed experience Category 1
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice (JCPTGP) certificate via equivalent experience Category 1 or 2, assessed on a case by case basis
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) issued by the Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) or the General Medical Council (GMC)

Category 1
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Certificate of Eligibility for GP registration (CEGPR)

Category 1 or 2, assessed on a case by case basis

Canada

Certificate in Family Medicine from College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) + Evidence of Canadian Qualifying Examinations Part 1 + 2 post 1992

Category 1

Certificate in Family Medicine from College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) + Evidence of The Canadian Qualifying Examination Part 1 and Certification Examination in Family Medicine post 2013

Category 1
Ireland

Graduate of ICGP through passing the MICGP Examination holding MICGP membership

Category 1
New Zealand

Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) via the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP)

Category 1
Singapore

Fellowship with the College of Family Physicians

Category 1

For more information please contact Guy Hazel gh@austmedics.com

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