Short-term Training

The short-term training in a medical specialty pathway is for IMGs who are overseas-trained specialists or specialists-in-training wishing to undertake a short period (usually up to 24 months) of specialist or advanced training in Australia and then return to their county of practice. 

This pathway does not lead to registration as a specialist in Australia. IMGs seeking to qualify for specialist registration should apply for registration via the Specialist Recognition Pathway.


  • Have completed your specialist training or be no more than two years away from completing your specialist training overseas and;
  • Have secured an offer of a training position, prior to applying to the Medical Board of Australia for medical registration. 

How to Apply

  • Secure a training position at a RANZCR-accredited training site
  • Establish an Australian Medical Council (AMC) portfolio and apply to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for primary source verification (PSV) of medical qualifications  
  • Together with your employer, complete and submit the RANZCR Application for letter of support
  • Once a complete application is received, RANZCR will forward an invoice for payment
  • Apply to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for medical registration.

Relevant Documents and Information