The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) announced in early 2022 that their system called Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (EPIC) would by replaced by their new process and identity MyIntealth.
EPIC is one of the first steps for doctors around the world moving to other countries and it allows them to confirm their qualifications through an internationally recognised system, which are then sent to relevant authorities such as the Australian Medical Council.
This change was originally scheduled for August 2023, then late 2023, however it has now been announced that the transition from EPIC to MyIntealth will happen on January 16. This will effect any GPs coming from overseas applying to have their qualifications verified.
Thankfully they have also confirmed that a pause in services during the transition will likely only consist of a few business days and a weekend – a week at most.
The process should remain largely the same but just through a new portal. The AMC has also confirmed that their processes will not be changing however this is always subject to change so we keep an eye on Alecto’s page for any further updates.
What does this mean for those GPs already in the process of moving to Australia?
Until 16 January 2024, the process through EPIC will remain the same. If you are in the process of getting your verification through EPIC at the time of the transition, ECFMG will communicate with you directly in relation to what you may need to do. Any completed verifications will be unchanged and will appear in your new MyIntealth portal.
If you have any questions about registering as a GP in Australia, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our registration team would be happy to assist you on your pathway.