Victorian anaesthetist Dr Abhay Umranikar and colleagues hosted an excellent exam preparation bootcamp for International Medical Graduate Specialists at Werribee Mercy Hospital on 10 August.
The workshop was supported by Terri from the “learning precinct” at Werribee hospital and by regional anaesthetists there.
For many international specialists, it was their first credible encounter with the expectations and pace of viva exams. Current and past examiners explained the exam process, identified the best resources for exam preparation and gave real-time viva feedback to candidates.
It was unfortunate that the workshop could not be advertised to more IMGSs around the country.
The response from delegates was overwhelmingly positive. It looks like we’ll have to do something again for IMGSs!