Exam

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

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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. You will be required to sit the medical clinical and anaesthesia viva sections only. 

You may choose to sit the full exam (multiple choice and short answer questions and medical clinical and anaesthesia vivas) instead of the SIMG examination.

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 23.12If you are unsuccessful in five attempts at the examination you will not be permitted to re-sit the examination or remain in the SIMG assessment process.

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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