Australia

If any doctor is planning to visit Australia for attending an event such as conference, seminar or meeting then he or she has to apply for one of the visitor’s visas which are listed below. Based on the passport which you hold it can be determined whether you can apply either online or you need to lodge a paper-based application.

  • eVisitor [subclass 651] – It can be applied only online
  • Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) [subclass 601] –It can also be applied only online
  • ·Visitor Visa [subclass 600] – It can be applied either online or on paper based.

The above three can be applied based on the countries the doctors wanted to apply from, even though those three are visitor’s visas but based on the country they are from can be applied. The detailed information can be found in the following website: http://www.acmmm.org/2015/visa-information-for-travel-to-australia/

Australia Visa
Visa Tourist Business Student Cruise
Need to Apply Yes Yes
Processing Time 15days 15days
How to apply In person In person
Application Form yes
Passport 6months validity 6months validity
Passport Photos 2 1
Photocopies of the passport
Itinerary yes Yes
Tax Return Yes Yes
Bank Statement Yes Yes
Employment Letter Yes Yes
Hotel Reservations Yes Yes
Pay Stubs Yes
Personal Invitation Yes
Personal Letter Yes Yes
Business Invitation Yes
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board

Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00

A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:

(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.

Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:

(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).