Specialists who trained in countries other than Australia and New Zealand are referred to as Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and International Medical Graduates (non-specialists) are referred to as IMGs.

Australia and New Zealand

Specialist Assessment is the assessment of your international emergency medicine specialist qualifications and experience, as comparable to a Fellow of ACEM (FACEM).

  • SIMG application statistics and Emergency Medicine Specialist demographics in Australia and New Zealand

Australia only

Area of Need position assessment is the assessment of your international emergency medicine specialist qualifications and experience, as comparable to a FACEM, to work as an emergency medicine specialist in a designated Area of Need position (typically in a rural or regional location).

Concurrent assessment - If you apply for an Area of Need position, you may apply for Specialist Assessment concurrently.

Short Term Training position assessment is the assessment of your qualifications and experience for short term employment in an emergency department training position. Applicants must have completed specialist training or be in the final two years of their international specialist training.

Pathway selection

The flowchart below provides a guide:

SIMG Pathway Fees 2018/2019

  • Specialist Assessment
  • Area of Need Position Assessment (No Specialist Assessment)
  • Concurrent Application (Specialist Assessment and Area of Need Assessment)

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