Summary of overseas trained doctor initiatives

Measures to address Australia's short and longer term medical workforce needs using overseas trained doctors.

Page last updated: 22 August 2012

International recruitment strategy

A recruitment process to increase the number of appropriately qualified overseas-trained doctors providing Medicare services in districts of workforce shortage across Australia.
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Improved training arrangements and additional support programs

Training opportunities and support for overseas trained doctors.
Contact your local Rural Workforce Agency.

Assistance for employers and overseas trained doctors in arranging placements

Establishment of a national information and referral service to assist overseas trained doctors and employers to efficiently work their way through the various approval processes including immigration, medical registration and access to Medicare rebates.
The DoctorConnect website can provide further assistance