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Australian Medical Council: a view from the inside

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Although it has an important role in maintaining medical standards, little is known about the work of the Australian Medical Council (AMC) by members of the medical profession. A non-statutory standards authority, the AMC accredits medical schools in Australia and New Zealand, examines overseas-trained doctors for registration purposes and advises Medical Boards and Health Ministers on registration issues. The AMC, in consultation with Specialist Medical Colleges and others, is currently working on a number of initiatives to ensure standards of medical training and practice, including procedures to recognize new specialties and to accredit externally specialist education and training courses. (Intern Med J 2001; 31: 243–248)
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Keywords: Australian Medical Council; Australian Medical Council examination; accreditation; specialist training; standards

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 May 2001

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