International medical graduates

There are specific requirements for international medical graduates (IMGs) to get Medicare benefits.

International medical graduates (IMGs) include both:

  • overseas trained doctors (OTDs)
  • foreign graduates of an accredited medical school (FGAMS).

You’re an OTD if you got your primary medical qualification from a medical school outside Australia or New Zealand.

You’re a FGAMS if you:

  • got your primary medical qualification from an accredited medical school in Australia or New Zealand
  • weren’t a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand when you enrolled in the medical school.

Find out more about International Medical Graduates (IMGs) eligibility requirements.

Page last updated: 24 June 2024.
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