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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Increasing numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are turning to general practice as their career. With health outcomes for Indigenous peoples still well below those expected for the general population in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs are essential in the frontline of healthcare.

The RACGP is committed to closing the gap for Indigenous Peoples. This commitment has been demonstrated through the establishment of a new faculty dedicated to improving the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs.

If you are interested in finding how the RACGP has been working to “close the gap” or you would like to find out more about what the National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health has to offer, please visit our faculty

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander doctors with current Australian medical registration may wish to consider general practice vocational training. This is a three year training program. Successful applicants for the program are called GP Registrars.