Interview

In Australia, once your initial assessment is complete you will receive an email from the Faculty confirming this. You will be required to attend a face-to-face interview within 12 months of invitation to interview.

 

In New Zealand, FPM conducts face-to-face interviews for advice to the Medical Council of New Zealand as part of its assessment process for vocational registration. These interviews also provide an opportunity for assessment as part of the FPM international medical graduate specialist (IMGS) assessment process. There is no time limit within which you must attend an interview with FPM.

 

Discussion at the IMGS interview will encompass the following areas:

  • Discussion of assessments carried out during training and their nature.
  • Discussion of supervision during training and its nature.
  • Discussion of clinical areas covered during training and the nature of sub-speciality experience.
  • Discussion of experience and work since completion of training in country of origin.
  • Discussion of participation in continuing professional development programs since completion of training.
  • Discussion of the differences in the cultural environment in which anaesthesia is practised in Australia/New Zealand.

The areas discussed at interview are outlined in further detail in by-law 16.

 

Interviews normally take between 30 and 60 minutes and discuss your training and experience. No study preparation is necessary and you are not required to bring any documentation. All interviews must be conducted face-to-face at the Faculty office in Melbourne or Wellington. The outcome of your interview will be sent to you within 10 working days. The potential outcomes are:

  • Not comparable
    If it is determined that you are not comparable to a Fellow of FPMANZCA, you are not eligible to proceed via the IMGS assessment process. You are advised to apply for assessment via the Australian Medical Council standard pathway (in Australia) or contact the Medical Council of New Zealand to discuss alternate pathways (in New Zealand) and to apply for admission to the FPMANZCA training program and request retrospective approval of your previous training.
  • Partially comparable
    If it is determined that you are partially comparable to a Fellow of FPMANZCA you are eligible to proceed in the IMGS assessment process. You must inform the Faculty of your willingness to proceed through this pathway within six months of receiving the outcome of your assessment. Failure to do so may mean that your file is closed and you will have to reapply if you wish to continue.
  • Substantially comparable
    If it is determined that you are substantially comparable to a Fellow of FPMANZCA you are eligible to proceed in the IMGS assessment process. You must ensure that you inform the Faculty of your willingness to proceed through this pathway within six months of receiving the outcome of your assessment. Failure to do so may mean that your file is closed and you will have to reapply if you wish to continue. 
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