Accreditation of overseas training posts
All training posts must be accredited to comply with the Standards for General Practice Education and Training – Trainers and Training Posts 2005 and with the new Vocational Training Standards that will be trialled in 2013 and implemented in 2014. Overseas posts require an additional level of compliance.
Accreditation of an overseas extended skills post
An application form must be completed by GP Registrars seeking to undertake mandatory extended skills posts or optional advanced rural skills posts in an overseas setting. All overseas posts must be prospectively approved by the RACGP Censor in Chief.
Overseas extended skills post
The aim of the extended skills term is to allow the GP registrar to further his/her knowledge and/or skills in an area of interest or in need of development. An extended skills term is a six months full time position, although part time can be arranged.
Approval of an overseas extended skills post consists of two areas -
- Demonstrating that the nominated post has been approved to take registrars, eg. for a hospital or a general practice, that it is accredited by the relevant specialist College or medical training program in that country.
- Sending the completed application form with the generic learning plan to the RACGP.
The RTP must approve the registrar's learning plan and this must be on the template or attached to the application form.
To be accepted as part of training, all documentation must be submitted to the Censor in Chief for consideration and censorial approval.
The regional training provider must liaise with the registrar concerning the completion of the form.