The Australian Medical Council is an organisation whose work impacts across the lands of Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Medical Council acknowledges the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the original Australians and the Māori People as the tangata whenua (Indigenous) Peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand). We recognise them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.
We pay our respects to them and to their Elders, both past, present and emerging, and we recognise their enduring connection to the lands we live and work on, and honour their ongoing connection to those lands, its waters and sky.
ECFMG’s Recognized Accreditation Policy
It is important to note that this recognition does not impact the application and verification processes undertaken by the Australian Medical Council (AMC). The AMC’s procedures remain unchanged, and applicants should continue to follow the established guidelines and requirements when establishing an AMC portfolio and/or progressing with the AMCs assessment processes as part of the Medical Board of Australia’s registration requirements.
There are six steps to complete an application for an assessment pathway.
These steps must be completed in order:
Step 1 – Confirm your medical school, medical degree title and graduation year eligibility
Step 2 – Create an EPIC account
Step 3 – Create an AMC candidate account
Step 4 – Establish an AMC portfolio
Step 5 – Proceed with your eligible pathway
Step 6 – Qualification(s) verified
For detailed information on the above steps, refer to the AMC Candidate Account Guide – see Check eligible medical schools, medical degree titles (final medical diploma/primary qualification) and graduation years.
The Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) is the platform used to confirm that your medical credentials are authentic. It is a service offered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a member of Intealth.
Your EPIC ID is estimated to be confirmed within 2–3 working days.
For detailed information on the above steps, refer to the AMC Candidate Account Guide – see Steps to create an AMC candidate account and establish an AMC portfolio, refer to Step 2 – Create an EPIC account.
You must have an AMC candidate account so that information and documents can be shared between you and the AMC, and the AMC can provide you with access to candidate services. You cannot establish a Portfolio to apply for assessment without an AMC candidate account.
For detailed information on the above steps, refer to the AMC candidate account guide – see Steps to create an AMC candidate account and establish an AMC portfolio, refer to Step 3 – Create an AMC candidate account.
NOTE: Check the FAQs to determine if you need to establish an AMC Portfolio.
Once you have completed Steps 1 and 2 (and 3 if not already created) and have your EPIC ID, you can establish an AMC Portfolio.
All new applicants without an AMC candidate number must establish an AMC portfolio.
For detailed information on the above steps, refer to the AMC Candidate Account Guide – Steps to create an AMC candidate account and establish an AMC portfolio, refer to Step 4 – Establish an AMC portfolio.
The AMC Portfolio is an online application method.
The following types are NOT eligible/acceptable to be added to an AMC candidate account. An administration processing fee will be charged if you add non-eligible document details to your AMC candidate account when applying, such as:
If any are added to an AMC portfolio, these will NOT appear on your AMC account.
Your AMC portfolio application will be reviewed within 3-5 AMC business days.
Fees apply when establishing the initial AMC Portfolio and adding additional qualifications to be reviewed by the AMC. Refer to fees and charges including the refund structure.
You must add all eligible qualifications verified by EPIC to your AMC Portfolio. This will then allow the AMC to update your verification status once received from ECFMG. The AMC cannot update your verification status to “yes” without receiving the EPIC report.
The verification information is made available through the AMC secure portal to the:
For detailed information on the above steps, refer to the AMC Candidate Account Guide – Steps to create an AMC candidate account and establish an AMC portfolio, refer to Step 6 – Qualification(s) verified.