Courses for IMGs 

At this stage PMCT is not conducting Bridging Programs.

Assessment is via Workplace Based Assessment (WBA) only.

The Workplace-Based Assessment program in Tasmania runs as a state-wide program involving all 4 public hospitals in Tasmania. It is strongly supported by both the THS and the Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania (PMCT) as it offers an opportunity for International Medical Graduates to progress through to General Registration as an alternative to sitting the AMC Clinical exams.

Important additional benefits accrue to the health services and to the PMCT in terms of recruiting a high quality medical workforce, maintaining stronger retention of that workforce, and engaging many senior clinicians in assessment, education and training.

The Tasmanian program is accredited through the Australian Medical Council on a 3-yearly basis, and is now the single largest provider of such programs around Australia.

The location of the current participants (admitted on a rolling intake) includes:

  • 5 candidates at the RHH
  • 13 candidates at the LGH
  • 20 candidates at NWRH and MCH

To date 159 candidates have graduated through the program, and follow up data indicates at least 30% of these doctors have remained in Tasmania, particularly in rural and regional areas.

It is administered and managed state-wide by Mrs Debbie West, who has been involved in the program since its inception in 2010.

The program welcomes interest from any clinicians who would like to participate as assessors or who would like to know more about the program itself.

Any such queries or expressions of interest can be directed to:

Beth Mulligan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 0448 003 439 or

Debbie West  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: (03) 6777 4344

 

Please refer to the following sites for more information about WBA

http://wbaonline.amc.org.au/

http://www.amc.org.au/assessment/pathways/standard/wba