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RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
2022 RACGP curriculum and syllabus
for Australian general practice
The Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice provides the best-available current evidence for GPs
Stay up-to-date with the latest information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for general practitioners
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
Video consultations can provide convenient and accessible healthcare delivery
Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
Read all of the RACGP position statements on various healthcare topics
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A day in the life of a GP is as diverse as it is rewarding. No two days are the same, and the variety of work is one of the greatest appeals. Medical students may have the opportunity to undertake a rural placement in general practice and experience this firsthand. It’s a valuable way to get a taste of a career in rural general practice and experience how rich and rewarding it is to work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
GPiTs are at the beginning of their career in rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, with a variety of opportunities for vocational learning in the community. General practice training can take 3−4 years, with many GPiTs undertaking an optional fourth year in Additional Rural Skills Training to earn their Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).
Dr Gemma Johnston
Transitioning from a being a GPiT to an independent, practising GP in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is a major career- and life-changing milestone. RACGP New Fellows are GPs who are in their first five years of Fellowship.
Dr Melanie Matthews
Dr Catherine Pendrey
Locuming can provide GPs with a tree or sea change, new experiences, a bit of an adventure and the opportunity to make a difference in rural and remote communities. It comes with both challenges and great rewards, and is an incredible opportunity to see Australia and expand your practice.
Dr Laura Fitzgerald
Dr Janelle Trees
The transition to RACGP profession-led, community-based GP training is a transformative moment in specialist medical education history. Among the many priorities, the new model is designed to attract and train more GPs across Australia, including in regional and rural Australia, to improve access to quality primary care and increase support for cultural education and training with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to help close the gap in health outcomes.
Dr Kishan Pandithage
Good healthcare not only requires a high-quality GP, but the involvement of a range of medical professionals who contribute to the health of the patient. Aboriginal health workers play a unique role in connecting the local community to the health service, as well as providing clinical care.
Dr Sarah Gleeson
Do you have an experience in rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health that you want to share with other members?
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