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From India to Australia: A Step-by-step Guide for the AMC Registration

Jun 19, 2024 3 min call
AMC Registration

Hopping on the train to become a registered doctor in Australia as an international medical graduate is an exciting and rewarding journey. Australia has a vibrant world of healthcare that offers diverse opportunities for those committed to making a difference in the lives of patients. Initially, finding your way around the AMC registration process may seem challenging, but with determination, determination, and the right guidance, it's a step-by-step pathway to realising your dream of practising medicine in this beautiful country. In this blog, we'll walk you through the process, providing clear steps and valuable insights to support you along the way. 

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AMC Registration 

Becoming a registered doctor in Australia from India involves several steps, including assessments, examinations, and other eligibility requirements. So, after completing your medical degree and getting registered in your home country, you can get started. This detailed guide outlines the process to help you understand what it takes to practise medicine in Australia.

Document Verification

This is the process where the eligibility of the international medical graduates are checked. For this, the required documents must be submitted. The educational qualifications and the registration of the doctor will be verified.

As part of this process, you have to open an AMC account and create an AMC portfolio. This involves filling out personal details, qualification and other necessary information. This account will be used to track your progress through the various stages of verification and the Australian Medical Council examination. 

You also have to get an EPIC number. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) has a service called the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC). The documents that you upload will be verified by the ECFMG and the credentials will be shared with the Australian Medical Council.

AMC Written Examination

Once your documents are verified, you will become eligible to take the AMC written examination. The AMC written examination is also commonly known as AMC 1. This is a computer-based MCQ examination that assesses your medical knowledge. Passing the AMC written examination will grant you limited registration that allows you to work in a supervised setting in Australia.

English Proficiency Examination

Demonstrating your English language proficiency is another important step during your AMC journey. You can do this by clearing English tests such as the IELTS or OET. You must score 7 bands in the IELTS or an equivalent in the OET. 

AMC Clinical Examination/WBA Program

The AMC clinical examination, also known as AMC 2, is the next step. The Workplace-Based Assessment (WBA program) is an alternative to the AMC clinical examination. The AMC clinical examination is a test that evaluates your practical skills and clinical knowledge in a simulated setting. If you opt for a workplace based assessment, your performance in a real clinical sitting over a period of time will be evaluated. Passing either of these assessments is crucial for obtaining general registration as a doctor in Australia

Registration with AHPRA

The AHPRA stands for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. This agency works together with the National Boards in Australia. To start practising in Australia, you must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia. 

Conclusion 

Navigating the AMC registration process from India to Australia may seem daunting, but with clear steps and persistence, you can achieve your dream of becoming a registered doctor in Australia. By following this guide, from document verification to passing the necessary examinations and obtaining AHPRA registration, you'll be well on your way to a rewarding medical career in Australia. 

If you wish to get started with your AMC journey to set up your medical practice in Australia, Academically can help you. With a comprehensive AMC exam preparation course you can tackle this exam on your first attempt. 

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Nuha Mariyam
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Nuha Mariyam has more than three years of experience in content writing. She strongly believes in the power of creativity and the impact that it makes. With a keen eye for detail and a love for words, Nuha specialises in creating engaging and informative content across various fields, including healthcare.