Continuing professional development

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 after 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.
 
If you were assessed prior to April 3, 2017 please click here.

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If you were interviewed prior to April 3 2017 you should refer to your Report 1 and/or interview outcome report to determine your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
 
If you were interviewed after April 3 2017, you are required to actively participate in the ANZCA CPD program throughout your entire assessment process. You may be required to complete specific CPD activities during your assessment process.
 
Should you fail to participate in the ANZCA CPD program your SIMG assessment process will be incomplete and you will not be able to proceed to ANZCA fellowship or gain support for specialist registration with AHPRA.
 
You must prepare a CPD plan (using the ANZCA CPD portfolio) and, following discussion with your supervisor, provide your CPD plan to the Director of Professional Affairs SIMG for approval at the beginning of the individual program. Each year you must also submit a statement of participation which you can download from your dashboard, and an activity list to the DPA SIMG for consideration.
 
Further information on the ANZCA CPD program, including minimum annual requirements can be found on our website.
 
Frequently asked questions
 
What is the fee for the ANZCA CPD program?
There is no fee if you have paid the SIMG annual fee.

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