What is the medical graduate internship?
Usually, MBBS graduates will enter the medical workforce and complete a one year internship program, with the majority of time spent in major public teaching hospitals. On completion of this internship, junior doctors are eligible to receive full registration with the medical board in the State/Territory where they practice.
Can I undertake my internship through the ANU Medical School after I graduate?
ANU and the Medical School are not responsible for internships. Internships are managed by State and Territory governments. Placements are allocated through processes run by the Health Directorate, ACT Government, in the ACT and the Postgraduate Medical Council in each State and Northern Territory. These departments have made it clear that international students may not be guaranteed an internship upon graduation from a medical program.
On completion of the internship, junior doctors are eligible to receive full registration with the State/Territory Medical Board. As each State/Territory has its own Medical Board, doctors are required to register in the State/Territory where they practice. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency may offer additional information.
As an international student, can I stay and work in Australia after I graduate?
Australian trained international medical graduates may be allowed to stay on and work as interns in public hospitals and access vocational medical training. For more information and the current status, please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
Is the MBBS recognised in other countries?
The MBBS degree is recognised in countries outside Australia through its accreditation by the Australian Medical Council and listing on the International Medical Education Directory and the World Health Organisation Medical School Directory.
However, specific countries may require additional steps to be completed before the degree is recognised by that country.
Will I be able to register and practice in countries outside Australia?
MBBS graduates wishing to register and practice in countries other than Australia must satisfy that country's requirements for foreign medical graduates.