What is Australia's policy for the recruitment of overseas doctors?

I live in a small country town in Queensland, Australia. The community has four doctors available plus two hospitals but it seems that this is still not enough; there are usually large groups of people waiting for attention. One doctor is about to close her books as she can take no more new patients. One other doctor works every day, often from 7am to 7pm. The prevalent concern is that if he, in particular, should go or die the situation for the elderly, ill and dying, would be very serious.How could it be made known to overseas doctors that there are positions and advantages in Australia for them if they apply; but what are they, this is my question!

Asked By: - 8/2/2010
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The problem is, that a GP is not a regular hospital doctor (as in you get a medical degree and you start working) - a GP is a specialist which requires additional trianing (3 years) plus a series of exams. When an IMG completes the training they generally have only 3-5 years of having to work in the country before they... More
Answered By: scat - 8/3/2010
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