Jobs & Visas: International Medical Students in Australia


It’s tough being an international medical student in Australia: paying premium tuition fees while studying away from home, overshadowed by the fear of missing out on an internship. More hurdles will follow after graduation. So what is the chance of actually securing an internship? What is the 10-year moratorium? What visa should I get, and how do I achieve PR? Join Dr Sarah Rickman, PMCV IMG Committee representative, and Ms Helen Zheng, experienced solicitor in migration law, as they answer the most pressing questions facing international medical students at Melbourne University. All year levels are welcome.




Dr Sarah Rickman

Dr Sarah Rickman is a consultant emergency physician and the International Medical Graduate (IMG) supervisor at Austin Health. She is also a Metropolitan Health Services Representative of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria’s IMG Committee, who regularly provides support in relation to the screening, appointment, orientation, professional development, assessment, appraisal and performance management of IMGs.


Ms Helen Zheng

Ms Helen Zheng is a senior member of Nevett Ford Lawyers’ Immigration Law Practice Group. She has significant skills and experience in business skilled migration visas, employer sponsored temporary and permanent visas, general skilled migration visas, family migration visas, student visas and citizenship. Helen has also advised and represented a large number of clients to successfully appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), Federal Circuit Courts, Federal Court and to seek Ministerial intervention.