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About the consultation

We are seeking your feedback on the international medical graduate personas and journey maps developed as part of the International medical graduate experiences and performance project.

We want to make sure that they are representative of the lived experiences of international medical graduates and can be used to improve the journeys of international medical graduates seeking to practise medicine in Australia.

Consultation questions focus on exploring the strengths and suggested improvements. You can provide your feedback via an online survey that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Please complete the survey by 5 July.

We will also be running a series of stakeholder engagement sessions to seek feedback from organisations and to explore possible areas of collaboration across the health sector.  If you are interested in participating in a stakeholder engagement session please email


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The personas

The personas

International medical graduates have different motivations for coming to Australia, different lived experiences and face different challenges. We have developed 14 personas to reflect the diversity of those experiences.

The journey maps

We have created two journey maps; a current and future state. These provide a snapshot of the journey for international medical graduates and show the challenges, the emotions and the solutions for improving pathways.

The value and use of the personas and journey maps

Stakeholders have shared with us what they see as the value of this work. We are keen to hear from you about  how you and your organisation would use these personas and journey maps to guide your work with international medical graduates.

Evidence based insights
Provide evidence-based insights into the individual and system solutions needed to resolve some of the long-standing challenges that international medical graduates face.
A human lens
Bring a human and strength-based perspective and highlight the contributions of international medical graduates despite the challenges.
International medical graduates can see that they are not alone, and that there are system enablers for change.
Aligned processes
Help stakeholders to align processes.
Help to prioritise challenges and solutions.
The full picture
Provide a holistic end-to-end analysis of challenges and possible solutions.
Point to partnerships that can be formed to implement strategies that have shared responsibilities across the sector.
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