The everyday practice of GPs is based on evidence. GPs and registrars need to be able to filter, critically appraise, interpret and apply the information available to them. The Australian General Practice Training program (AGPT) seeks to ensure registrars have the opportunity to build their skills in the areas of research and critical thinking through 12-month academic post training terms.
An academic post is an AGPT training term in which registrars learn academic skills through individualised learning plans with mentoring and support from training providers, universities and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
The post aims to provide exposure to research and the academic environment and encourages registrars to incorporate academic work into their careers.
In late 2016, the Department of Health devolved administration of the academic posts program to the Colleges. The RACGP is administering the program for 23 registrars in 2017 and will administer the program for 20 registrars in 2018
Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest for the 2018 academic post is now open. EOI close on Friday 26 May 2017 at 5PM AEST. Please fill in the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Post EOI form
Applications for the 2018 academic posts intake will open on Monday 29 May 2017. A link to the application will be posted at that time. Submission details will be posted early May.
Australian Family Physician (AFP) Post
The Australian Family Physician (AFP) is the official journal of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). It is a highly-regarded, peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles and reviews dedicated to meeting the ongoing educational requirements of general practitioners. The AFP Post incorporates a standard Academic Post with additional editing work. This Post is a unique opportunity for a registrar to obtain medical editing experience during their academic training.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the 2018 AFP academic post are now open and will close on Friday 26 May 2017 at 5PM AEST. Please fill in the form below and email to email@example.com
AFP Academic Post EOI form
The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) Academic Post
The Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) Academic Post is an identified training term completed full-time over a 12-month period.
It is the first post of its kind, providing a unique professional development opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registrars to develop their skills in the areas of primary care, policy development and academia. The AIDA post ensures that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors have the opportunity to contribute to policy research relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the 2018 AIDA academic post are now open and will close on Friday 26 May 2017 at 5PM AEST. Please fill in the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the 2018 AFP academic post will open on Monday 29 May 2017. A link to the application will be posted at that time. Submission details will be posted early May.
AIDA Academic Post EOI form
The RACGP Academic Registrar Guide 2017 provides comprehensive information for current and prospective academic registrars and their training providers. The RACGP Academic Posts EOI and applications guide 2018 will be uploaded in May 2017.
For further enquiries about academic training terms, please contact the GP Education Research Team at RACGP via email at: email@example.com