Support for IMGs

Associate membership

Are you currently an international medical graduate (IMG) seeking to work in Australia?

Would you like to learn more about practising medicine in rural and remote Australia?

Do you want access to learning tools and educational resources where you live?

Then join the College as an IMG associate member. 

As an associate member, you will become part of our national and international network of medical professionals who share your:

  • dedication for quality medical care
  • passion for medicine
  • dream of living and working in Australia, and
  • desire to help meet the diverse medical needs of rural and remote communities.

Member benefits

You will also have access to a range of practical and valuable membership tools, such as our:

  • online modules [more]

    Our Online Learning platform - RRMEO features a constantly growing selection of interactive modules. All modules are mapped to the ACRRM curriculum and are authored by specialists and ACRRM members. Individual modules vary in style and duration and include standard asynchronous modules through to online communities of practice such as Tele-Derm.

    The majority of modules feature a case based approach to learning, where participants develop their analytical and reflective skills through the use of real-life scenarios.

  • training portfolio [more]

    Our custom made training portfolio helps you keep track while on your training pathway. At a glance, you'll know what assessments and clinical experience you still need to complete, and will be able to

  • professional development portfolio [more]

    Keep track of your current triennium's professional development points, through your My PD Portfolio. With this online tool you can view your current points per category status, enrol in accredited activities, add an unaccredited activity for retrospective accreditation, or download your statement.

  • downloadable clinical guidelines [more]

    Our popular Clinical Guidelines for mobile devices provide rural doctors with a handheld decision support tool, accessible at point of contact with the patient, to guide immediate clinical management.

  • discounts of college events and workshops, and [more]

    receive discounts to attend professional events including the College's annual conference Rural Medicine Australia, where you’ll have the opportunity to network with rural doctors, attend clinical workshops and see the latest in products and services supporting rural doctors and their practices

  • networking and peer activities (e.g. study groups).

Further information

It is our fundamental belief that all Australians deserve quality medical care regardless of how small or remote their community. So, if you are considering starting one of our pathways towards registration to practise in Australia simply: