International Medical Graduates
How do you register as a General Surgeon in Australia and New Zealand?
Registration of General Surgeons is undertaken by the relevant Medical Board in each State and Territory of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand in New Zealand. The recognised qualification required for registration as a General Surgeon in Australia and New Zealand is the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in General Surgery.
International medical graduates (IMGs) are advised to contact the Australian Medical Council or the Medical Council of New Zealand for further information on the processes available for assessment of international specialist qualifications. This function is not performed by GSA, and the Society is unable to provide advice on these matters.
Click here to access resources for IMGs, available from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Click here to access the Australian Medical Council website.
Click here to access the Medical Council of New Zealand website.
Please find below the required forms for IMGs to complete when under supervision or oversight:
Progress Report - click to download
DOPS - click to download
MiniCEX - click to download
Professional Development, Exam Preparation and Sentinel Event Form (Word format) - click to download
- Professional Development, Exam Preparation and Sentinel Event Form (PDF format) - click to download
- MALT Logbook (Summary) - click to download
Click here to download the checklist outlining the minimum requirements for documentation per term.
Please click to find following highlighted examples of these forms (do not submit these forms, these are examples only):
Fellowship Examination Preparation
The Australian Board in General Surgery has published a Guide on preparing for the Fellowship Examination. The Guide provides advice on the following areas:
- Structure and marking of the Examination
- Tips on preparing for the Written Exam
- Tips on preparing for the Vivas
The Guide can be downloaded here.