Overseas Trained Intensivists
International Medical Graduates seeking specialist recognition in intensive care medicine in Australia, or Vocational Registration in New Zealand, must undergo a process of assessment, via the Australian Medical Council, or Medical Council of New Zealand.
Details of the process of assessment are outlined in the CICM's Policy Documents, IC-11.
In order to be eligible for this process, doctors must have certification as an intensive care specialist in their country of training. Following assessment by the CICM (via the relevant Medical Council), the doctor may be eligible to apply for Fellowship.
Area of Need
The College also provides assessments for international medical graduates who wish to occupy specialist positions in Areas of Need.
Please see Policy Documents, IC-12.
For further information on OTS and AON, please contact Sumithra Abeygunasekera.
Short Term Training (Specified Training)
International Medical Graduates (IMG) who wishes to enter a short-term training position in intensive care medicine in Australia are required to submit an application for an assessment by the College for the purpose of Limited Medical Registration and Visa. Please refer to the
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) Regulation document Limited Registration for Postgraduate training or Supervised Practice Registration Standard for more information.
Who is eligible to apply for this pathway:
The maximum duration allowed for this pathway is 24 months. For other assessment pathways, please refer to Australian Medical Council (AMC) website http://www.amc.org.au/index.php/ass/apo.
The employer must submit the following necessary documentation directly to the College for an endorsement:
Assessments usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks, and assessments will only commence once the full set of the above documents has been received by the College via post mail or legible electronic copies to Frieda Keo. Once the College endorses the specified training program, we will inform the employer and AHPRA.
Please note that this approval does not relate to the IMG’s eligibility to register with the College’s training program. For further details on the training program and how to register with the College,
For further information please contact Frieda Keo.