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PG in Australia and New Zealand


Posted Date: 18-Nov-2008  Last Updated:   Category: Education    
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PG in Australia and New Zealand.
To do PG in Australia and New Zealand you have to do lots of stuff. To begin with if you think that you can pay some fees and pass IELTS to become elligible, obviously you are mistaken. You cannot do PG in these countries in this fashion.

Australia:
1. Get a degree from college recognised by WHO.
2. Pass IELTS academic module with a score of 7.
3. Write AMC(Australian Medical Council) theory exam and then pass AMC practical.

AMC theory is equivalent to Step 2 CK of USMLE or PLAB1.
AMC practical is similar to CS part of USMLE but much more difficult then it.
I don't know what book you can use for it.
You can write this exam in Australia or New Zealand only.

Guys this is just an attempt to clarify you that how you can approach for different exams. Every exam has its own weak points and you have to work on that.
I know I have written some big messages which might be very boring, but this is just to give you correct information about different exams. Also would like to say this is what I know about these exams to best of my knowledge.

I am happy to have your feedback and any questions are more then welcome and I will try to answer to best of my knowledge.

For info regarding fees www.amc.org

New Zealand:
1. Get a degree from college recognised by WHO.
2. Pass IELTS academic module with a score of 7.5 with minimum of 7 in each discipline.
3. Write AMC theory or USMLE step 1 and step2 CK or PLAB1.
4. Write NZREX clinical.

NZREX clinical is similar to AMC clinical. Much more difficult then CS part of USMLE. Fees of NZREX clinical is about 3750 NZ dollars(1 NZ dollar = 30 Indian rupees). More info on www.mcnz.org.nz

You are not into PG programme yet for either countries. If you want to do PG in medicine you have to be registered with Royal Australasian college. Once you do that and do 3 years of preliminary training in medicine(Job in New Zealand or Astralia in medical departments) then you have to write FRACP and if you pass it then you have to do 3 years of advance training and then you will become a consultant.
If you want to do PG in surgery same pathway but you have to write FRACS instead of FRACP and advance training will be longer then that.

Mind you, once you pass NZREX clinical or AMC clinical, you can find job easily and you can earn upto 5000$ per month and you can study at the same time as well.


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