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Must I sit AMC Clinical or can I get Limited AHPRA Registration and work towards Fellowship without sitting the AMC Clinical?
Yes, you can remain on Limited AHPRA Registration and work towards Fellowship without sitting the AMC Clinical.
As the name implies, like your PESCI and the OSCE the AMC Clinical is an exam with clinical scenarios. Sitting for your AMC Clinical can be good practice for other similar exams and interviews.
Doctors under Limited AHPRA Registration are required to have supervision and will be required to sit for a PESCI when they change from one practice to another. For doctors who may wish to have the option of changing jobs or no longer requiring a supervisor, sitting the AMC Clinical gives them this autonomy.
If you choose not to sit for your AMC Clinical, you’ll continue to hold Limited AHPRA Registration until you achieve fellowship and move straight to Specialist AHPRA Registration.
***It’s important to remember that AHPRA will restrict further applications for Limited AHPRA Registration after 3 years, so you must achieve fellowship in this time or have to explain to AHPRA why you’re still working under Limited AHPRA registration***
There are slight differences in the CPD requirements for Limited and General Registration, be sure of your requirements for Limited Registration vs General Registration. Here’s a quick overview of the differences:
Limited Registration requires you to complete a minimum of 50 hours per year, to comply with any further training as part of your Supervision Plan, Work Performance Report, or as directed by the Medical Board (This can include registration conditions, Plan for Professional Development and Return to Practice Plan or Training Plan).
General Registration requires a minimum of 50 hours of Self Directed CPD per year to be completed. As part of your CPD, you must also complete at least 1 Practice-Based reflective element; clinical audit or peer review or performance appraisal, as well as take part in activities to further develop your knowledge (this can be courses, conferences and online learning), or alternatively be able to meet the CPD requirements of a specialist medical college that is relevant to your scope of practice.
If you are considering your options to sit for AMC Clinical or continuing on Limited Registration towards Fellowship, our team can provide further guidance. Please let us know if we can help.
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.