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/