The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is ready and looking for collaborating with different organizations to facilitate the medical students. Recently we heard news about the collaboration with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The main purpose of this MOU is to enhance the primary source verification of medical processes for international medical graduates (IMGs). The number of students applying for registration to practice medicine in Australia is increasing with each passing day.
Since the last two years, this thing was under discussion and now the AMC released its AMC portfolio to support the use of ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service. This venture has opened new ways to verify an International Medical Graduate’s (IMGs) medical credentials for registration purposes. It has become easier to get registered with the Medical Board of Australia, and for specialist assessment by any Australian Medical College.
All verification status updates, including pictures of the academic documentation, will be uploaded on the AMC’s qualification portal for registration purposes. These documents will be further analyzed by Australian specialist medical colleges for assessment purposes. This design is pretty simple and clear to understand. Now it simplifies the AMC MCQ exam and reduces the costs for AMC candidates with multiple qualifications. This is a transitional system that will provide information about future updates as AMC works with modern paradigm and switch with the improved digital application and support processes.
Most of the students are well known to AMC and even if you are dealing first tie with this system, we will provide you some exceptional updates. The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is the national accreditation body for medical studies at an academic and professional level. In an accreditation assessment, the AMC assesses the medical program through the AMC exam. This assessment is done against different specialist medical programs related to institutions. Not only to boarding but also Professional Development Programs are accredited by the Australian Medical Council.
Extensions to accreditation for different medical colleges
Following rules set against the accreditation, a college provides annual reports to the AMC on its training programs or academic achievements. It also included any outstanding conditions it must meet. In the last year of its period of accreditation, different colleges submit a comprehensive report for an extension on accreditation. This is basically a way to bring the total accreditation period to a maximum of ten years.
On the basis of comprehensive reports, the AMC has extended accreditation of the training and education programs for some of the following colleges:
- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (ANZCA)
- College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)
To evaluate the work of different colleges, the AMC sets up an expert accreditation team, which reviews documentation provided by the institutions. This includes the completion of diverse programs and site visits and meetings. On the basis of comprehensive reports, the AMC has extended accreditation of the training and education programs for some of the following colleges:
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
- Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD)
- Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)