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The historic to contemporary challenges among international medical graduates seeking to practise in Australia

Terry, D, Hoang, H ORCID: 0000-0001-5116-9947, Peck, B and Le, Q 2021 , 'The historic to contemporary challenges among international medical graduates seeking to practise in Australia' , Health and History, vol. 23, no. 1 , pp. 61-78 , doi: 10.5401/healthhist.23.1.0061.

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Abstract

Recruitment of International medical graduates (IMGs) continues to be central to health workforce planning in Australia with the highest number of IMGs per capita globally. Australia's effort to increase IMG numbers is due to shortages and poor distribution of health workforce caused in the 1990s, however there is a need to consider the historical contexts that have embedded IMG recruitment and movement. Using primary and secondary sources of data, this paper examines history to help understand the circumstances and issues surrounding IMGs in contemporary Australia as it grapples with meeting the ever-growing demand for IMGs, particularly in rural areas where the greatest health disadvantage occurs. The analysis reveals that despite Australia's reliance on IMGs, as a group they encounter ongoing stigma, anti-competitive behaviour, public debate, and embargos.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Terry, D and Hoang, H and Peck, B and Le, Q
Keywords: international medical graduates, health workforce, policy
Journal or Publication Title: Health and History
Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
ISSN: 1442-1771
DOI / ID Number: 10.5401/healthhist.23.1.0061
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© 2021 Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine

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