Overseas Trained Doctor National Education and Training (OTDNET)

Please be advised that enrolments onto the OTDNET programme have ceased as of 19 May 2015.

The Overseas Trained Doctor National Education Training (OTDNET) programme was offered to overseas-trained doctors (OTDs*) from 2013 to 2015. The programme provided access to education and training to help OTDs prepare for the relevant Australian Medical Council (AMC) or College exams.

When enrolled in the OTDNET programme, the doctors undertook a learning needs assessment as conducted by the training organisation who then provided access to a tailored training programme. 

Programme activities included:

  • Induction into the OTDNET programme by the regional training organisation
  • Medical educator visits and/or external clinical teaching visits
  • Medical educator structured mentoring
  • Education and training activity and support
  • Simulation examination/assessment training

Core training and education activities in the OTDNET programme were informed by the requirements of the AMC for attaining general registration and the curriculum and fellowship requirements of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and/or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). 

* The term Overseas Trained Doctor (OTD) is interchangeable with international medical graduate (IMG).