Foreign medical practitioners who want to work in Australia say their recent crucial English exam results were sabotaged by unacceptable conditions. Candidates tell Crikey they were "humiliated" by the process.

A report into registration processes and support for overseas doctors tabled in federal parliament last week details numerous complaints from international candidates, who are required to pass the exam to practice in Australia. They say they are afraid to speak out, worried their registration applications and future medical careers could be jeopardised by the Medical Board of Australia.