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.