Australia is Seeking US Psychiatry Resident Physicians

Australia is Seeking US Psychiatry Resident Physicians

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Specialty: Psychiatry | Mental Health
Level: Registrar, Principal House Officer, Senior Medical Officer
Location: Australia Wide

Australia offers great opportunities to advance your Psychiatry training while earning a good salary and enjoying a great work life balance. “The Lucky Country” is massive and diverse, boasting world class healthcare and education, rich aboriginal culture, and world renowned multicultural cosmopolitan cities with a strong growing economy. It’s known to be nature’s sanctuary for wildlife and biodiversity. Come take photos with koalas and kangaroos, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, and sip through the flavours in the wine country of The Barossa Valley. Your Aussie adventures are calling.

There are both accredited (training) and non accredited positions available across the country to advance your career — these positions are mostly in regional and rural public hospitals, with some positions also available in metropolitan areas.

The range of sub-specialities / faculties in Mental Health:

ForensicAdolescent, Child & YouthOld AgeDrug and Alcohol Addiction
General AdultPerinatal & InfantConsultation-LiasonIndigenous Mental Health
RehabilitationCommunity HealthIntellectual DisabilityPsychotherapy


Essential Requirements:

Generally, no exams are required for American doctors to be registered in Australia. However, you must have:

From the United States of America’s Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG):

  • Successfully completed USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3; and
  • Successfully completed a minimum of two years of graduate medical education within a residency program accredited by the ACGME Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education

OR

From the United States National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)

  • Successfully completed the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) Level 1, Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation, Level 2-Performance Evaluation and Level 3 from 2005, and
  • Successfully completed a minimum of two years of graduate medical education within a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and/or by the American Osteopathic Association.

AND

  • Hold or held a license to practice medicine in one 50 states, and the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rio, Guam or the US Virgin Islands
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in Emergency, including your internship and residency

Approximate pay for doctors in Psychiatry:

  • Registrar, PHO [Principal House Officer], CMO [Career Medical Officer], SMO [Senior Medical Officer] is expected to earn between $90,000 to $250,000 per annum.
  • Locum doctors in Psychiatry earn between $120 to $180 per hour with ongoing assignments available throughout the country. Car, travel, and accommodation will be provided for each locum assignment.

Once you’ve obtained your Fellowship with RANZCP:

  • Consultant | Specialist in Psychiatry within the public sector will earn between $450,000 to $600,000+ per annum; and up to $850,000 in the private sector.
  • Locum Consultants | Specialists in Psychiatry earn between $2,000 to $3,500 per day with ongoing assignments available throughout the country. Car, travel, and accommodation will be provided for each locum assignment.

* Estimated Pay Package may vary. The salary range is based on a standard 40-hour workweek, excluding overtime and additional loading (if applicable). Examples of loading may include items such as relocation allowance, professional development allowance, and living away from home allowance. Your pay package will be determined upon a successful job offer.

Specialty Colleges you may consider training with once you’re settled in Australia include:

RANZCP – Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
ACRRM – Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
RACGP – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The job market is always changing. Every medical specialty and everyone’s situation is unique. You will need expert advice to help you navigate throughout the process from start to finish.

Send us your CV or Resume to apply@sterlingresourcing.com.au today and we’ll arrange a confidential discussion to explore the options that are right for you. Let us assist you every step of the way.