RANZCR values professional input from members and regularly seeks member feedback on the development of professional documents, reports and submissions. When the College opens a consultation details about and deadlines for submissions, can be found following the links below.
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to review how well all the specialist medical colleges aligned with the MBA Good Practice Guidelines for the Specialist International Medical Graduates (IMG) assessment process. Following the outcome of this review, RANZCR was required to update its IMG assessment policy and had previously advised that an updated IMG assessment policy would come into effect on 1 January 2020. The MBA has kindly provided additional time for RANZCR to comply with their Good Practice Guidelines. We will use this time to conduct a robust and broad review of IMG assessments, including stakeholder and member consultation on the policy changes we are making. The draft policy for stakeholder and member consultation is available below. RANZCR is responsible for ensuring that IMGs practicing in Australia are fully supported to practise safely and attain Australian standards for specialists in clinical radiology and radiation oncology. It is our aim to ensure that any changes will have a long-term positive impact on IMGs, patients and the broader Australian healthcare system. In consulting our stakeholders, RANZCR will be assessing and balancing the various objectives of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme that include to:1. provide for the protection of the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who are suitably trained and qualified to practise in a competent and ethical manner are registered (Section 3(1)(a) of the National Law), and2. facilitate the rigorous and responsive assessment of overseas-trained health practitioners (Section 3(1)(d) of the National Law), and3. facilitate access to services provided by health practitioners in accordance with the public interest (Section 3(1)(e) of the National Law). We are particularly seeking stakeholder and member feedback on the following:
Clinical radiology and radiation oncology
How to submit
Summary of changes to the Draft IMG Policy Australia
Draft IMG Policy Australia
Position Statements, Consultations and Submissions