Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Australian Medical Council

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is the Australian national standards advisory body for medical education and training.

Its mission statement is:
"To promote and protect public health and safety by ensuring a safe and competent workforce distributed across Australia to meet community needs."

Within Australia, it:

Accredits Australian and New Zealand medical schools and medical courses
Accredits Australian/Australasian programs of specialist medical training
Advises on the recognition of medical specialties and sub-specialties
Assesses overseas trained medical doctors who wish to practise medicine in Australia
Advises State and Territory Medical Boards on uniform approaches to the registration of medical practitioners and maintains a national network of State and Territory medical registers
Advises the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council on the registration of doctors

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