Navigation Links
Consistent National Standards For Assessment Of Overseas Trained Doctors A Priority

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that the lack of consistent national standards and processes for assessing the skills// and experience of overseas trained doctors (OTDs) is diminishing confidence in the quality of medicine in Australia and diluting the effectiveness of the important contribution that OTDs make to the health system.

Dr Haikerwal said the system must be rigorous and fair to ensure the community gets expert medical care from doctors who have proven themselves to be fit for the task assigned to them.

"The system is an absolute shambles at the moment," Dr Haikerwal said.

"It is wasting important resources, especially in country areas, and it is a huge disincentive to overseas trained doctors who are keen to work in areas of health need.

"The Commonwealth has tried to achieve consensus among the States and Territories to implement nationally consistent standards and processes to assess overseas trained doctors going into general practice, but the process is falling victim to 'patch protection' with almost every State wanting their own system.

"Unless all Governments take this issue seriously and reach agreement on a single national assessment process, we will end up with a meaningless standard that is based on the lowest common denominator.

"We want to see the Commonwealth toughen up its current work on overseas trained doctor assessment, which is due to be announced later in the year.

"Our concern is that proposals to be considered by the States and Territories will be voluntary.

"This is not good enough. Ultimately the adoption of supervision guidelines, implementation of an offshore screening exam, and standardised paperwork requirements must be compulsory and binding on all States and Territories.

"Otherwise, OTDs will still face the current nightmare where some States will accept their qualifications while others won't."
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Lung Study in the process
2. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
3. Hepatitis B Vaccine To Be Included In National Immunization Programme
4. UK Govt Says On Course For National Chlamydia Screening
5. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
6. India extends National TB Control Program
7. President and Founder of National Obesity Forum Resigns
8. Hwang Woo Suk Suspended By Seoul National University
9. Indian National in Saudi Jail will be released soon
10. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
11. Calcutta National Medical College Strike Continues Unabated
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/2/2015)... Milton Hershey School® graduate Vincent Klomps ’10 ... of the Physician Assistant Program’s entering class of 2015 ... with a white coat, which symbolizes his entrance into ... of Vincent’s accomplishments both at MHS and postgraduation,” said ... of how a top-notch education can lead to achievement ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 Erbelli’s Gourmet ... website to promote its handmade gourmet pizzas and calzones, ... though the website is new, the recipes are not—they ... 1995. The main feature of the site is the ... pictures and descriptions of all the items. You can ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... California (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... and sorbent systems, has announced the availability of ... ingestion of poisons by children, especially curious toddlers. ... D3475 standards and tested to CFR 1700.20 protocols. ... Kevin Cullen. , Looks Like Candy, “With the ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Acara Partners has seen a ... responsive to mobile devices, as is now required by recent ... clients, as well as several new clients in the medical ... website for them to meet Google’s new requirements,” commented Fran ... with our clients in education, non-profits, and the business world.” ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... leading functional drug response profiling test to help ... from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for ... “Receiving the CAP certification is equivalent to the ... Henry, president and chief executive officer for DiaTech. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Erbelli’s of Bradenton Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website 2Health News:IMPAK Introduces Child Resistant Zip Pouches & Bags 2Health News:Acara Partners Expands Website and Digital Offerings 2Health News:DiaTech Oncology Gains College of American Pathologists Accreditation for U.S. CorrectChemo Laboratory 2
... new study shows that combining a technology called ... distinguish early-stage breast cancer from non-cancerous lesions--and potentially ... ,Only 10 to 15 percent of women ... malignant tumor, leading many women to experience unnecessary ...
... and radioactive substances called radioisotopes to produce images of ... other organs//. What makes the procedure so valuable is ... without disturbing the normal bodily functions. ,Ever ... has been possible to identify any structural and functional ...
... getting affected by mouth disease and mouth cancer. The reasons ... unhealthy foods by young//. The survey points out that frequent ... to be done by the young, as early detection and ... be helpful for curing mouth cancer. ,As it ...
... gorge on burgers and other junk food, here's some ... to make it healthier//. ,Professor Jeff Pearson of ... other researchers examined the properties of a brown-coloured seaweed ... South America and parts of Norway and Scotland. ...
... the September issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, poor ... and mental conditions//. ,Besides basic reading skills, individuals ... information such as that on prescription bottles and be ... appointment slips, to be able to call themselves health ...
... One of the main challenges faced by dentists since times ... the satisfaction of their patients. The problem of missing teeth ... or simply old age. Traditionally, complete dentures have performed the ... be said that they were a compromise as far as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... Today the Council of State and ... companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders ... CSTE is committed to supporting changes that slow ... preserve the efficacy of our existing antibiotics, and ... CSTE continues to serve as a key partner ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... -- Stoltenberg Consulting , a leading healthcare ... celebration of its 20-year anniversary and over 250 ... inception in 1995. "As the ... technology industry continues, we strive to combine experienced ... clients, organizational goals, understanding that today,s healthcare providers ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... FORT WORTH, Texas , June 2, 2015  ErgoNurse, ... a preeminent supplier of healthcare products in the ... serve the hospice, nursing home, long-term care and skilled nursing ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150601/219779LOGO ... settings have been able to fully take advantage of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Stoltenberg Consulting celebrates 20 years of healthcare IT consulting service 2Stoltenberg Consulting celebrates 20 years of healthcare IT consulting service 3ErgoNurse and Briggs Healthcare Positioned to Completely Eliminate the Unnecessary Cost of Healthcare-Related Back Injuries 2
... 2010 SRI International, an independent nonprofit research ... collaborating with PhenoMatriX (PMX), a biotechnology company, on ... as cisplatin and related analogues are used to ... as major weapons against solid tumors and other ...
... 2, 2010 Advanced Life Sciences ... ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development ... of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, announced today that ... of Advanced Life Sciences. The report highlights Restanza™ (cethromycin) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SRI International and PhenoMatriX Collaborate to Develop Platin-Based Chemotherapies 2SRI International and PhenoMatriX Collaborate to Develop Platin-Based Chemotherapies 3SRI International and PhenoMatriX Collaborate to Develop Platin-Based Chemotherapies 4Dawson James Initiates Research Coverage of Advanced Life Sciences 2Dawson James Initiates Research Coverage of Advanced Life Sciences 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: