If I pass my PESCI, can AHPRA still reject my application?

Published on August 21, 2019

Here at People Medical Consulting we like spreading what we know and giving you a clear pathway to your career. We’re answering a different question each week based on queries raised via our Facebook & Instagram profiles.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION…?

 

If I pass my PESCI, can AHPRA still reject my application?  

 

 

The answer is yes. 

 

AHPRA takes a firm line with who is offered registration and who isn’t. 

 

In many countries, working as a General Practitioner is possible directly out of your internship year. This is not so in Australia. 

 

To obtain registration as a General Practitioner in Australia, under Limited AHPRA Registration Area of Need, there is a mandatory requirement to have 3 years equivalent GP experience.

 

“Equivalent” means an assessment has been completed, and your overseas GP experience has been given an Australian equivalent. A General Practitioner from overseas can get up to 75% of their experience assessed as equivalent, but not 100%. 

 

Therefore, you may be offered a job, and pass your PESCI however to be granted registration with AHPRA, you should have the minimum experience. 

 

You’ll also require two Specialist General Practitioners onsite with you at all times. 

 

If you’re not eligible for a GP job, you can apply to work in the hospital system until you have General AHPRA Registration. 

 

 

How Can We Help?

Our team offer General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at help@peoplemedical.com.au.

 

 

People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.