A bachelor degree in medicine is needed to work as a General Practitioner or Resident Medical Officer. Graduates must also complete a one year internship and at least one more year employed as a resident before they can apply for the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural Remote Medicine. Many General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers complete postgraduate studies.
You must also be registered with the Medical Board of Australia.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- national police check
- working with children check
- be up to date with immunisations
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