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What is the difference between an international medical graduate (IMG) and an overseas trained doctor (OTD)?

An IMG is someone who has studied medicine - and graduated from their degree - in a country other than Australia.

To become an OTD, an IMG must have their qualifications verified and then go through an assessment pathway in Australia to determine whether they can become a registered doctor in their medical specialty. If both these steps are completed successfully, they become an overseas trained doctor.

Learn more about the OTD assessment process.

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