History of OMGA

Many doctors, who have qualified overseas, have migrated to Australia especially since 1970. A big proportion of these doctors hail from Indian subcontinent, Middle East, South East Asia and East- European countries. Many of the migrant doctors had faced the obstacles in getting a fair recognition of their qualifications, leading to a denial of registration to practice. This also affected overseas trained specialist doctors with substantial training in developed world. The specialist qualifications were often not recognized which led to denials in getting appointments in the public hospitals. Up to early 1970s, there was no formal process of assessment for Registration by examination. Subsequently, Australian Medical council was established which started not only conducting examinations for overseas doctors but was also given a role in assessing the Australian Medical Schools. Please take a moment to browse through our site to learn more about our association. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Objectives & Activities

  • To help enhance the knowledge of medical and allied health sciences among its members
  • To protect the honour, interests and wellbeing of its members
  • To promote a cohesive work relation between its members and other professional medical bodies.
  • To organize regular meetings and other meetings, one of which is the Annual General Meeting [AGM], along with annual dinner.
  • To publish newsletters
  • To organize conferences, both national and overseas, to enhance and maintain the professional standards of its members.
  • To promote better understanding between its members and states & federal medical institutions and other professional associations.
  • To liaise with other professional bodies like State Medical Boards, Australian Medical Council [AMC], Australian Medical Association [AMA], National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition [NOOSR], Ethnic affairs Council, [now called Community Relations Council], and other associations like Australian Doctors Trained Overseas [ADTO] to help achieve a fair go for its current and potential future.

MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL DOCTORS, QUALIFIED IN AN OVERSEAS MEDICAL SCHOOL.

DETAILS OF THE OFFICE BEARERS

  • President: Dr Geetha Venkatram
  • General Secretary: Dr S Raju Yerra
  • Vice President: Dr Amit Zutshi
  • Assistant Secretary: Dr Kirthi Kumar
  • Treasurer: Dr Jagadeesan
  • GP liaison: Dr Meera Joshi

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Dr Gopal Kataria
  • Dr Raj Khillan
  • Dr Rinku Rayoo
  • Dr Bhajanpreet Singh Rawal
  • Dr Kirthi Kumar
  • Dr Nitin Gupta
  • Dr Arunaz Kumar
  • Dr Deepika Sharma