AGPT Campaign 2018

Express your interest with RACGP for the 2019 AGPT Program to receive regular updates on the selection process.

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General practice – Become a specialist in life

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) is the leading program for doctors wishing to pursue the specialty of general practice. The RACGP is recognised as a leader in the provision of general practice education and training, supporting more than more than 23,000 GPs to achieve Fellowship since 1958.

AGPT – five reasons to apply with the RACGP

Support

The RACGP supports 9/10 Australian GPs, including more than 5500 registrars working towards RACGP Fellowship.

Rural

With more than 18,000 rural members, RACGP rural registrars benefit from an established, well-supported program that meets their specific needs.

Flexibility

RACGP registrars have flexible training arrangements as well as having the option to undertake further training for a Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

Advocacy

With more than 38,000 members, the RACGP has a powerful voice to advocate for registrar members at the highest levels of government.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce

The RACGP provides dedicated support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors applying for the AGPT Program and registrars working towards RACGP Fellowship.

The RACGP is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation, representing more than 38,000 members working in or towards a career in general practice.

RACGP selection process into 2019 AGPT Program

Stage 1

Application and eligibility

26 March – 31 May
Applications for the 2019 AGPT Program open 10.00 am 26 March 2018 (AEDT) and close 10.00 am 30 April 2018 (AEST). Candidates are required to complete an online application form accessed through the RACGP website.

The process includes providing supporting documentation, referee details and candidates can nominate up to four preferred training regions / pathways.

Applications and supporting documents will be checked by the Department of Health (DoH) to establish eligibility for the AGPT Program.

Candidates will be notified of their eligibility from the DoH by 31 May 2018.

Stage 2

National assessment

29 June – 30 June
Candidates sit the Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) comprising knowledge test questions and situational judgement questions. The CAAKT is based on the RACGP education framework and the assessment focuses on your current knowledge, skills and attributes in relation to becoming a GP.

Stage 3

Interview and offers

21 July – 17 August
Candidates may be allocated an interview with an RTO in accord with their CAAKT score, cohort ranking, training pathway and stated training region preference.

Interviews will consist of five common questions in either a multiple mini or singular interview format. Each RTO has the opportunity to ask an additional three questions specific to their region.

Candidates are notified of the interview outcome by way of a joint RTO / RACGP letter. Candidates will be required to respond to any placements offers in writing.

Selection guide for entry into 2019 AGPT Program

Download the selection guide for detailed information on the AGPT Program and how to apply.

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Your rural general practice career starts with the RACGP

For registrars looking to go rural undertaking Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP) over just three years signifies you are competent to deliver safe, specialised, and high-quality general practice care in Australia’s rural, remote and very remote communities and metropolitan areas. For GPs wishing to develop advanced rural skills and give their rural community an advantage, the RACGP offers the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP). FARGP can be undertaken concurrently with your FRACGP studies, extending your program from three to four years with a dual fellowship outcome.