Oz Red Tape – Making it very difficult for PNG Doctors to train in Australian Hospital

The recent artical by a prominant Australian physician with strong links to PNG and other developing nations Prof. Trevor Duke highlights the difficulties/obstical that PNG doctors have to go through in order to get a toe into the Australian medical system in order to undergo training. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/the-red-tape-is-hurting-those-who-need-us-the-most-20111210-1oore.html#ixzz1gAl86j5Q

Gone are the days when our doctors could easily come to Australia to undergo training.  This was possible through arrangements by individuals and hospital based on mutual understanding and trust.  The PNG doctors would come down, be employed by hospitals and undergo much needed training under supervision in Australian Hospital.  Examples of doctors who have trained under such arrangements include Prof. Isi Kevau (PNG’s only Interantionally qualified cardiologist), Porf N Tefuarani (Child health Specialist), Dr. Jerry Minei (Respiratory and Sleep specialist at Townsville Hospital).

Today the requirements for a PNG doctor to work in an Australian Hospital is very much harder…https://spmt.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/australian-medical-council-examinations/

About Dr. Poyap J Rooney

Dr. Rooney is a medical doctor who has gained both his undergraduate medical degree and more recently his post graduate masters degree in clinical biochemistry at the University of Papua New Guinea.
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One Response to Oz Red Tape – Making it very difficult for PNG Doctors to train in Australian Hospital

  1. Pingback: PNG Doctors Post-Graduate training: Are the professional bodies mature enough now to take the reins off the University of Papua New Guinea. | South Pacific Medical Technologies

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