Immigration Medical Examination

Basic screening requirements for Australia, Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand

Learning Objectives

This module will cover: 

  • an introduction to FCC (Five Country Conference), IRHWG (Immigration and Refugee Health Working Group) and IPPA (International Panel Physicians Association)
  • the purpose of an immigration medical examination (IME)
  • the IME process
  • your responsibilities as a panel physician
  • IME requirements for Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America and New Zealand
  • tuberculosis (TB) screening
  • mental health screening
  • completing and sending IME forms
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United States of America



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