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.
“You add so much, you give value, and that isn’t just in the medical care that you deliver to the individual that’s in front of you.” — Dr Vijay Roach, Chair of the International Medical Graduate Assessment Experiences and Performance Project Advisory Group.
Australia is a colonised country, with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples (the Indigenous people of Australia) having lived here for more than 60,000 years prior to the arrival of non-Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people live all over Australia, in metropolitan, rural, and remote environments. As an international medical graduate hoping to work in Australia, it is critical that you understand the unique cultural and medical needs of these Peoples. Learn more about what the AMC is doing in this space, or look at the work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to see how you can begin to grow your understanding of the medical requirements to provide culturally safe care to Australia's Indigenous peoples.
The AMC has commenced a project designed to provide information on the experiences of international medical graduates, recruiting health services and other key stakeholders in the common assessment and registration pathways for medical practitioners in Australia.