The Conventional Path is perfect for worldwide medical graduates (IMGs) seeking general registration using the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and involves completing the written examination (CAT MCQ) and also the structured clinical study of the Australian Medical Council (AMC) or approved place of work based assessment program.
The Conventional Path is perfect for IMGs who aren't qualified for that Competent Authority Path or even the Specialist Path.
The Conventional Path has two alternative processes resulting in obtaining the AMC Certificate:
- Standard Path (AMC exams) - Assessment is as simple as examination only—the AMC CAT MCQ Examination and also the AMC Clinical Examination. Most non-specialist candidates is going to be evaluated through this process.
- Standard Path (place of work-based assessment) - Assessment is as simple as examination and place of work-based assessment—the AMC CAT MCQ Examination and place of work-based assessment of clinical abilities and understanding by an AMC-accredited authority. Presently assessment programs in four states happen to be accredited to pilot place of work-based assessment. Consequently, relatively couple of candidates are evaluated through this path.
IMGs around the standard path must effectively develop a year of supervised practice (the least 47 days full-time service) within an approved position.
Primary source verification
Before using for that Standard Path, IMGs must make an application for primary source verification of the qualifications:
IMGs are needed to submit medical qualifications straight to ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of Worldwide Qualifications (EPIC) for verification, but additionally complete an AMC online application to determine an AMC portfolio.