International GP’s for Australia

Who is Family Doctor?

Deal directly with a privately owned medical centre group – owned by a general practitioner with the focus on great medicine, the right practice culture and fantastic support to enable you to focus on the medicine and not the paperwork!

  • 100% owned by a GP
  • 16+ years in operation
  • 90 medical centre locations across Australia
  • 6 Australian States
  • 1500+ Employees, Doctors and Allied Health Providers

Read on to see the many advantages to partnering directly with a medical centre group can bring to you and your family as you consider migrating to and working in Australia!

Family Doctor: A Premier Choice for Overseas GPs

There are many advantages that Family Doctor – a doctor owned medical centre group can provide you – including:

  • Work almost anywhere in Australia with Family Doctor – Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and more!
  • Administrative support tools as our own AI scribe which records and summaries consultation notes!
  • RACGP approved CPD major provider – complete your annual CPD requirements much easier and faster with Family Doctor.
  • Expect billings of >$400 per hour due to exceptional support and systems.
  • Fully flexible arrangement – work whenever and however you wish
  • Complete billing and clinical autonomy.
  • Strong focus on delivery of quality medicine and improving patient outcomes.
  • Special interests supported including skin cancer, IUD insertion, travel medicine, allergy skin testing and more.

Medical Qualification Recognition

  • Pathways to recognition – There are specific registration pathways available for internationally trained medical practitioners, which we can assist you in navigating. The different pathways depend on where you obtained your primary medical degree, and if you have completed recognised specialist training.
    • Specialist pathway – Overseas-trained GP’s applying for assessment of comparability to the standard of a specialist trained in General Practice.
    • Competent Authority pathway – For overseas-trained non-specialists, but is also available to specialists, including general practitioners. This pathway leads to general registration.
    • Standard pathway – For IMGs seeking general registration with the Board. This pathway applies to IMGs who are not eligible for the Competent Authority pathway or the Specialist pathway.
  • Specialist College Assessment – Assesses comparability against the criteria for an Australian-trained specialist in the same field:
    • Fully Comparable Assessment – GPs are considered directly comparable to Australian trained GPs and require no further exams, training or supervision to obtain Fellowship. These GPs are able to claim the highest Medicare rebates.
    • Partially Comparable Assessment – GPs will undertake either further training or supervised assessment before applying for Fellowship.
    • Not Comparable Assessment – GPs will be required to enter into a specialist training program.
  • AHPRA registration – The Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA) will approve your registration, taking into consideration your college outcome and also checking you meet the required English Language standards and are able to supply ten years of Certificates of Good Standing.

Comprehensive Support and Benefits

To attract the best talent, Family Doctor offers a comprehensive support package designed to ease the transition for overseas doctors. This includes:

  • Relocation Assistance: A detailed overview of how Family Doctor helps with moving to Australia, offering financial support and resources to find housing and settle in.
  • Visa Sponsorship and Registration Guidance: An explanation of the visa sponsorship process, assistance with obtaining the necessary work visas, and guidance through the medical registration process in Australia.
  • Professional Development: Information on continuous education opportunities, access to cutting-edge research, and participation in professional networks to advance medical knowledge and skills.
  • Work-Life Balance: Highlighting the importance of work-life balance, with flexible working hours, opportunities to explore Australia’s natural beauty, and encouragement to engage in local communities.

Where do you start?

  • Secure a dream position – Deciding where you want to live and work is the most significant part of the process. Family Doctor can assist with finding your dream location, whether you prefer living in Perth due to shorter international flights back for visits, or if you prefer warmer climates such as Queensland, or you may prefer working in regional inland areas, or near a beach – we have practices in all these locations!
  • Visa and Relocation – Family Doctor is an accredited and approved sponsored employer with the Australian Department of Immigration. We can sponsor both 482 (working) and 186 (permanent) visas, as well as offer relocation packages to make your move as seamless as possible
  • Learning the system – Learning a new system of billing and new software can be daunting and we provide a comprehensive orientation and onboarding program to facilitate your introduction to the Australian Healthcare system and our clinic – to enable you to get the best start possible.
  • How much can you earn?General practitioners in Australia earn significantly more than their counterparts overseas. An average GP should earn approximately$300,000 full time (and pro-rata for part time). However Family Doctor has the tools, resources and support for you earn DOUBLE this at our practices!

Living in Australia

  • Australia is a country of incredible natural beauty, from the iconic beaches to the stunning outback. Australia has all kinds of landscapes- forests, oceans, lakes, mountains and many more. The activities and fun-filled adventures you can take up in Australia are unlimited. With easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and skiing, there is always something to do.
  • Australia is a multicultural society that welcomes people from all backgrounds. With a thriving arts and culture scene, it is easy to feel at home in Australia, no matter where you are from.
  • Australia’s economy is solid and stable, with opportunities for growth in various industries, including healthcare, finance, and technology. With a low unemployment rate and high wages, it is a great place to build a career.
  • Wide range of housing options are available – from apartments to large houses on sizable blocks of land. In regional areas, small hobby farms are also available.
  • Education system that is among the best in the world – ranging from primary school, secondary schools and universities.
  • From newborn payments and paid paternal leaves to utterly free education, the Australian government offers its residents and citizens a plethora of benefits. It allows you to migrate with your family and provides additional benefits to your family. If you become a permanent resident, you get ample benefits compared to those on a study or job visa.
  • Australia consistently ranks highly on global indexes for quality of life, healthcare, education, and economic freedom. With a low crime rate and a high standard of living, Australia is a great place to raise a family or build a career. The satisfaction levels of the people in Australia are considerably high, and recently, in 2023, it received 12th position on the World Happiness Index by the United Nations.

Don’t wait – reach out to Family Doctor now!

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