Exam

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 for exam information.

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Anaesthesia
You may be required to successfully complete the SIMG examination. This will be specified in your Report 1 and/or interview outcome report. If this is the case, you may choose to sit the full exam (multiple choice and short answer questions and medical clinical and anaesthesia vivas).

If you were interviewed after April 3, 2017 and are required to successfully complete the examination you will only need to sit the medical clinical and anaesthesia viva sections only. If you were interviewed before April 3, 2017 please refer to your Report 1 and/or interview outcome report to determine which sections of the exam you are required to sit.

Regardless of when you were interviewed, you must have completed at least three months of satisfactory clinical practice assessment prior to the date of the written section of the exam. 

If you are unsuccessful at any attempt, the SIMG Committee will conduct a review of progress as per regulation 23.12.

Further information on the exam can be found here.
 
Pain medicine
You may be required to successfully complete the summative assessments which will include:
  • The fellowship exam.
  • The clinical case study.
  • Two long cases.
You must have completed at least three months of satisfactory clinical practice assessment prior to the date of the written section of the examination. 

Further information on the examination and summative assessment can be found here.
 
Frequently asked questions
 
Can I choose to have a WBA instead of the exam?
No.  If you are required to sit the exam you cannot elect to have a workplace based assessment instead.
 
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