Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

Guest Ksenija

Doctors visas ( Gynecologist ) HELP !

Recommended Posts

Guest Ksenija

My husband has finished Medical School ( 6 years ) + a Specialist study of 4 years ( Gynecologist ). In order to be eligible for a Registration , he needs 5 years of training, but he only has 4, so I think he will need to apply as a GP only. We know that a first step is taking the AMC test. Has anyone had similar experiences ? We would come to Oz on a 457 visa, we heard that doctors are needed. Do you have any advice ? Can you recommend any employment agency ?

I am also eligible for a 457 visa, but the main issue is that he needs to be registered as a doctor, because he could come on my teacher`s visa, but he needs to work in his profession.

Please help, any advice is welcomed, as well as experiences. I see that a lot of nurses are posting here, but I did not find any doctor`s experiences.

Thanks a lot :smile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am also eligible for a 457 visa, but the main issue is that he needs to be registered as a doctor, because he could come on my teacher`s visa, but he needs to work in his profession.

 

You will find it far far easier to travel over on a 457 on your husband's profession rather than as a teacher - you will not find it easy to gain sponsorship as a teacher, there simply isn't the urgent need for them as agents would lead teacher's to believe at the moment, at least not in populated areas that most people want to live in (apologies if you want to live in the never-never, but these are not the most fun places to doctor from second hand experience - my sister in law doctored in the middle of the NT outback for a while and her stories are rather hair raising to say the least, a world away from the nature of the gynaecological world lol).

 

My sister in law is on hols at the moment, but when she gets back I'll ask her who she went over with etc :)


Moved on a 179 PR visa Feb 2012; Citizenship granted Jan 2016. Settled in Adelaide. Loving it and feel like everyday is paradise compared to life in the UK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Ksenija

Petal, thanks. I had a look at amc website, but I am really interested in experiences of doctors who already did it and got the visa. I see there is an area of need visa as well, but could not find any experiences on forums. We are not certain which pathway to take, there are 4. That`s the reason why I`m asking.

Positive Pixie, please ask your sister in law for advice, we need one really. I am aware that my husband will need to work as a GP at first. I am planning to go to Adelaide, we have friends there. I was in Adelaide in July and August and it is very beautiful. SA gov put ESL teacher on a SS list, so teacher`s are back in the game :) I am also NAATI Translator, so I have various options. My company ( I`m the owner ) can send me on a 457 visa to establish a business in Australia. But the big issue is that on AMC site we saw an important info that doctors MUST do an assessment before coming to Oz, because they might not be eligible to get an assessment if they stop working as doctors and don`t have immediate work experience. So, that`s the catch, we need to come therefor on my husband`s visa.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There have been threads on this forum from Doctors but you will have to do a search to find them.

 

The hard yard places are out in the bush as that is where there is a desperate need for doctors. Victoria is the smallest State and the distances are not as remote as other States but it is still short of doctors who are willing to work in the country. This is because they get burn out as they cannot get time off, they are on call all the time as the resources are thin on the ground.

 

As my friend's son is a consultant I know that they are short of obstetricians this being because of the horrendous cost of insurance for that specialty here in Australia. He said only one of his class in training went on to go into obstetrics.


Petals

:ssign15:taking no prisoners :wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Am123

Hi there,

 

We are both GP's and the process was pretty time consuming.My husband is the primary visa holder and had a job offer in an area of workforce shortage and they sponsored us over. Just remember, as a GP, who is overseas trained, you have to be eligible for AMC accreditation and have to have AMC equivalent exams for your specialty(MRCGP which is acceptable for the Royal College of Australian GPs) or else you have to sit the AMC exams. The AMC are really helpful. Then there is the nightmare of submitting multiple documents for AHRPA approval- that took us almost 6 months in total and we had to give 3 months notice in the UK, so waited 3 months without working at home whilst this came through. This all runs in parallel with the visa application, but the immigration board were fantastic and really quick. The AMC website is really helpful(to a point and then you have to wait in an endless queue on the phone) and there is also something called doctor connect recommended by immigration for GP's.

We had to have at least 5 years qualification/experience in GP and/or MRCGP for our posts.

If you get a sponsor, then you can ask them to help. The bigger companies that employ GP's(see the back of any of the GP/doctor magazines, as well as some locus agencies) can often provide some guidance.

 

Not sure if that helps!

 

Good luck...we are now trying to work out how to get our permanent residency as quickly as possible,so if anyone reading this has any ideas, then let me know!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Ksenija

I called the AMC , and they have told us that my husband should take the specialist pathway, although he did not have 5 years of training. The process is rather expensive, because the college assessment fee is around 5000 $, plus the interview will cost us around 2000 $ ( plane ticket ), and there is a chance that he will not get the assessment. Has anyone done the RANZCOG assessment and what was the outcome ? We are aware that he will be offered a trainee position, not the full recognition, but we are afraid that we will just waist our time and money. If anyone knows anyone who already went through this, please reply to this message.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×