Examinations

The following information relates to doctors undertaking the Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) assessment process in Australia and SIMG who are undertaking the ANZCA fellowship pathway in New Zealand who were assessed prior to April 3, 2017. For SIMG undertaking the pathway for Vocational Registration in New Zealand, please contact the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) for information on your requirements. 

Click here for information on the examinination requirements for specialist international medical graduate assessment process who were assessed after April 3, 2017.

International medical graduate specialists (IMGS) who have been interviewed by an IMGS interview panel in Australia or New Zealand and have submitted a satisfactory clinical practice assessment form of at least three months duration, may apply to present for either the IMGS or the final examination.

 

The IMGS exam is the equivalent of the ANZCA final exam minus the multiple-choice question paper. These exams are held concurrently, twice a year. Transfers between exam categories are permitted after the closing date for exam applications. Please ensure you complete the appropriate application form and that it is received at the College with all required accompanying information by the closing date. Information on the examination can be found here

 

The final examination consists of four parts:

  • Multiple-choice questions (MCQ)
  • Short-answer questions (SAQ)
  • Medical vivas
  • Anaesthesia vivas


The IMGS examination consists of three parts:

  • Short-answer questions (SAQ)
  • Medical vivas
  • Anaesthesia vivas

 

In some circumstances, an international medical graduate specialist may be exempt the written sections of the IMGS examination. In this instance the exam will consist of two parts:

  • Medical vivas
  • Anaesthesia vivas

 

For further information please email finalexam@anzca.edu.au or imgs@anzca.edu.au.

 

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