International Medical Graduates

There are a number of overseas trained doctors working within Monash Health.

Monash Health recognises that there are a range of issues which wholly or partially have a greater impact on these international medical graduates (IMGs), including:

  • IMGs have not always been well orientated to our healthcare system, culture and workplace
  • IMGs often require additional support to optimise their communication with patients and healthcare workers
  • There is no single point source of information for IMGs
  • There is significant variability in medical knowledge and clinical skills of IMGs and historically, IMGs have not necessarily been employed in positions that were appropriate for their knowledge, skills and previous experience
  • There has often been limited supervision and feedback processes

Monash Health is committed to working with state and federal governments to address these issues. IMGs are employed at Monash Health in accordance with the:

International Health Professionals Victoria is a service by the Victorian Government Department of Health providing free and confidential information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and employers, designed as a one-stop-shop to cover work eligibility, registration, immigration, employment, regional and lifestyle information. We work in partnership with specialist colleges, regulatory, registration and government bodies to ensure that information is up to date and consistent. They can be contacted via phone 1300 IHP VIC (447842) or email IHPV@health.vic.gov.au