Committee for Specialist International Medical Graduates Education (CSIMGE)

Responsible directly to the Education Committee, the Committee for Specialist International Medical Graduate Education oversees policies and procedures associated with Specialist International Medical Graduates seeking permanent registration as a psychiatrist in Australia or New Zealand and/or seeking to be employed in an Area of Need position.

Committee for Specialist International Medical Graduate Education Regulations [PDF; 172 KB]

Note: The Regulations are currently under review.  If you have any questions, please contact ranzcp@ranzcp.org.

Committee Member Commitment Required

Committee key responsibilities include:

  • Develop policy for the Board in relation to all aspects of education activities and functions associated with specialist international medical graduates.
  • Develop policy and implementing action in relation to the assessment and evaluation of specialist international medical graduate qualification equivalencies, the suitability of specialist international medical graduates for area of need positions in Australia and determining the requirements for further training for specialist international medical graduates who wish to proceed to Fellowship.
  • Assessing and evaluating specialist international medical graduates on behalf of medical authorities in Australia, in relation to overseas qualifications and training and experience to determine their suitability to practice as specialists in Australia.
  • Assessing and evaluating specialist international medical graduates in New Zealand who wish to obtain Fellowship of the RANZCP.
  • Establishing procedures and standards for use by the Committee in relation to the assessment of specialist international medical graduates.
  • Defining parameters for creating an environment of excellence in training for specialist international medical graduates.
  • Fostering and monitoring the participation of specialist international medical graduates in continuing education.
  • Undertaking all other things necessary or convenient for its purposes in oversight of the physical, financial and human resources required to support and develop the educational requirements of specialist international medical graduates as the Education Committee and the Board may approve.

Meeting frequency:

The CSIMGE typically meets 11 times per calendar year:

  • 2 face-to-face meetings split over 2 days (typically up to 10 hours’ duration per meeting).  
  • 9 videoconference meetings (typically up to 1.5 hours’ duration per meeting).

A committee member may also be required to respond to emails between formal meetings.


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