The new Australian Medical Board guidelines relating to the supervision of IMGs came into effect on 4 January 2016.
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The supervisor takes direct and principal responsibility for each individual patient.
The supervisor shares with the IMG, responsibility for each individual patient. The supervisor must ensure that the level of responsibility that the IMG is allowed to take for patient management is based on the supervisor’s assessment of the IMG’s knowledge and competence.
The IMG takes primary responsibility for each individual patient.
The IMG takes full responsibility for each individual patient.
These frequently asked questions have been distilled from the “Supervision of IMGs – Are you speaking the same language?” webinar delivered by Dr George Zaharias on 26 March 2015.
The nature of this webinar and therefore this FAQ is to help GP supervisors look out for ‘common’ issues and provide strategies of how to address them with their IMG registrar should they arise. Consequently there are generalisations made that may not be the case for the IMG registrar you supervise.
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