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  • LeandrizzleMD
    Hi doc! I sent you po a personal msge regarding application there in au 😊
    July 13
  • edward2414

    Hi po, wanted to ask how long it took for you to verify your medical school in PH? I submitted the requirements (diploma, TOR) last May and still no feedback. I am preparing for Step 1.

    July 5
    • _maldita_
      _maldita_
      Hello, you will need to check with your school if they received the request from ECFMG to verify your diploma. If you graduated from UST, you will have to pay some fees to get them to process the verification and post this to ECFMG.
  • ixaxa
    Hi po,

    I wanted to ask if you know anyone na specialist doctor that were able to practice in OZ? my husband is a dermatologist and we still cant find any way na makapakuha sya ng training since 4 years anf residency requirement dito at 3 years lang yung kanya from pinas. So, I'm just gathering as much info as I can po. any insights po will be very helpful.

    Thanks
    January 29
    • _maldita_
      _maldita_
      Hello,

      Sorry, I don't know any specialist from Pinas who was able to practice in Oz as a specialist. The specialists that I know all had to go through the standard pathway and start from scratch. He can try to contact directly the college of dermatologists to get more information.
  • Anumeenu03
    Hello _maldita_
    Thanku u very much for all INFO it was really helpful
    I Just wanted to know what Will be best for me USMLE Or AMC ?
    As I have Australian PR and m born Indian but currently studying In Bicol Christian College OF medicine legapzi City
    I read so many blogs stated that getting into residency is quite hard In aus as compare to US and sometimes aussie priortize local Graduate over IMGs
    This thing really Messing UP
    Ur respsonse Will be highly appreciated tq
    November 2018
    • _maldita_
      _maldita_
      Hi Anumeenu03, I am not that familiar with USMLE but I have noticed that my friends who have taken USMLE got into residency training much quicker. The system here in Australia is different as doctors usually work first as a pre-vocational medical officer. Getting into training is highly competitive as there are few spots. I think it's really up to you where you want to work and live.
  • mjoymd888
    Thank you very much for your reply. I just checked this forum again since last year when i asked about the amc. May i know if you have an idea if there is any age limit for practicing there?
    August 2018
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  • medstud24
    Hello po, doc. I have read your comments and posts po regarding how to practice medicine in Australia. However, I have a question po. How about po if I don't have any plans to practice in Australia but to just have training and then will go back to Philippines. Is there a separate pathway and rules about this? Do I need to have AMC exams? Thank you very much po for responding. Have a good day po :)
    January 2018
  • freshMD
    im a recent board passer here in the philippines.
    I need advice on the following.. i hope u can help me po :)
    1. How hard is it to get to practice in australia?
    2. How much will the total cost be from the reviews, exams, processing fees etc from start until you achieve a license in australia
    3. How long will the total duration (estimate) be for the whole application until you acquire a general registration in australia?
    4. Is it still advisable to aspire practice in australia or should i just stay in the philippines?
    5. is it true the australian govt is already discouraging IMGs?
    6. Is it advisable for me to start residency here while applying for australia or should i do moonlight instead?
    7. is it possible for me, a filipino doctor, to be accepted in a residency program in australia? perhaps surgery or Ob? or onlyIMG are only allowed to practice as GPs in australia..
    December 2017
    • _maldita_
      _maldita_
      1. How hard is it to get to practice in Australia? It can be challenging to clear the exams and find work here. Each person has a different experience, some doctors clear the exams both part 1 and 2 within a year but most doctors take longer than this. The passing rate for part 1 used to be 52%, but now it seems to be a bit higher. For clinical exam it's much lower and can be as low as 11%, can be as high as 33%. In regards to finding work in the hospital, it's easier if you have a permanent visa or if you're an Australian citizen, but there are still hospitals who provide visa sponsorships.
      2. How much will the total cost be from the reviews, exams, processing fees etc from start until you achieve a license in Australia? Exams part 1 ~$2.7k, part 2 ~$3.5k, processing fee has also increased to ~$500; review part 1 ~$3.3k, part ~$6k, then the books cost ~$300 each, but you can purchase a 2nd hand one or have it reprinted there in manila
      3. How long will the total duration (estimate) be for the whole application until you acquire a general registration in Australia? So it depends on how long it will take you to clear both exams, if you would be able to clear the exam in a year then get a job let's say in 6-12months, then work for a year as a general rotation RMO as part of the requirements to gain general registration, you can get the general registration after ~3 years.
      4. Is it still advisable to aspire practice in australia or should i just stay in the Philippines? It's hard to say because this would depend on each person's individual circumstances. But, personally, I think practicing here in Australia is better than in the Philippines.
      5. is it true the australian govt is already discouraging IMGs? Currently, there has been increasing number of local graduates and international graduates here in Australia, but I think they earn a lot from providing AMC exams so they just keep on letting IMGs take the exams but make it more difficult for us to get jobs because they would prioritise local and international graduates when recruiting doctors in the hospital.
      6. Is it advisable for me to start residency here while applying for australia or should i do moonlight instead? I think it would be easier to prepare for the exams and look for jobs if you're moonlighting.
      7. is it possible for me, a filipino doctor, to be accepted in a residency program in australia? perhaps surgery or Ob? or onlyIMG are only allowed to practice as GPs in australia.. You can still get into residency training

      Hope this helps. Just pm me if you have any other questions.
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