English speaking doctors
Working as a doctor in Australia
Working in medicine in Australia is a rewarding experience for the many overseas trained doctors who relocate here each year. Australia enjoys one of the world’s best public health systems along with a successful private sector.
Excellent living conditions, a multicultural environment, and a fantastic climate makes Australia a great choice for many overseas trained doctors. Medical professionals coming with their families have a choice of excellent housing and schooling options for their children. All Jobs Health welcomes doctors to search our listings
to see the opportunities available in Australia.
What are the requirements to work as a doctor in Australia?
Different requirements apply to General Practitioners, hospital non-specialists and specialists. Generally, overseas trained doctors (OTDs) will need to:
· if you’re a General Practitioner (often known overseas as a Family Physician), pass the relevant AMC theory and clinical exams
if you’re a hospital non-specialist, meet the registration requirements of the Medical Board of Australia
for an Area of Need position.
· if you’re a specialist, apply to the relevant College for recognition as a specialist via the AMC
· apply for a visa and pass the required checks
· identify an appropriate job – note that most OTDs will at the start be required to work in an Area of Need position
· apply to the Medical Board of Australia for registration as a medical professional
· ensure that you have appropriate medical indemnity cover to work in Australia.
To start looking for an appropriate job through All Jobs Health, a great place to begin is to search for those stating that OTDs can apply, or those that say the role is in an ‘area of need’.
Note that this is general information only – you need to make your own enquiries.