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Specialist Recognition Assessment Chart
With this chart, you can check your eligibility to apply for the Specialist Pathway. It also outlines the assessment process.

SIMGs and Medicare
“Read about section 19AB of the Health Insurance act 1973 and its requirements. International medical graduates are subject to the rules under 19AB, including restrictions on where they can work.”

Rural Health Workforce Australia
“Rural Health Workforce Australia supports a Network of seven government-funded Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs). The agencies attract, recruit and support health professionals needed in rural and remote communities.”

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
“The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.

Australian Medical Council
“The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is an independent national standards body for medical education and training. The AMC’s purpose is to ensure that standards of education, training and assessment of the medical profession promote and protect the health of the Australian community.”

Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship
“For people who want to visit, work, study or live in Australia. It includes information for employers about sponsoring skilled people to work in Australia.”

“The DoctorConnect website has been developed by the Department of Health and Ageing to assist doctors trained outside of Australia or doctors interested in incentives to work in regional, rural and remote Australia as well as Australian medical employers.”

Medical Board of Australia
“The role of the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) is to register medical practitioners and medical students, develop standards, codes and guidelines for the medical profession, investigate notifications and complaints, where necessary, conduct panel hearings and refer serious matters to Tribunal hearings, assess International Medical Graduates who wish to practice in Australia, and approve accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

Medical Council of New Zealand
“The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) is responsible for registering doctors, setting standards and guidelines, rectifying and promoting lifelong learning for doctors, and reviewing practising doctors where there are concerns about their performance, professional conduct or health.

Information on Further Requirements

RANZCO Examination Timetable

Period of Supervised Practice

Specialist Assessment Guide

*Not all assessment tasks will be required for all applicants, see Specialist Recognition Assessment.


RANZCO SIMG Curriculum Vitae

Reference Request Form

Specialist Recognition and AoN Assessment Application Form

SIMG RACE Exam Registration Form

SIMG Surgical Logbook Requirements for Specialist Recognition Assessment

SIMG Summary of Surgical Logbook Template

RANZCO Checklist for Specialist and Area of Need Assessment


Specialist Medical Colleges’ Specialist Pathway Data

Health Workforce Data

Interview Schedule – Applications to Australia

Applicants who are required to attend an interview in person will receive a formal invitation letter from the SIMG Committee. Please wait to to be invited before booking flights and/or accommodation.

Please email if you have further questions regarding specialist assessment.

Reconsideration, Review and Appeals

SIMGs wanting to apply for reconsideration, review and appeal of a Final Decision need to sign in to the portal on the RANZCO website and click on the ‘Applications’ tile on the dashboard.

Applicants who do not have a RANZCO log in will need to select the ‘Register’ button and complete the registration form to apply for a RANZCO log in.

The cost to lodge an appeal is AUD 5,000 plus GST. Information for all three applications can be found in the Reconsideration, Review and Appeals Policy on RANZCO’s Policy and Guidelines page.

Last updated: April 17, 2024

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