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RACGP Examiners

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Completing the RACGP Fellowship examinations is an important milestone towards a career in general practice. RACGP examinations assess competence to practice as an unsupervised and specialist general practitioner anywhere in Australia and are a pathway to Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP).

While the RACGP has an active and experienced group of examiners to call upon, there is always a need to expand and broaden the pool.  Newly trained and qualified examiners are welcomed and supported.

As examiners, RACGP Fellows have the opportunity to contribute to the positive development of their profession by utilising their vast knowledge for the benefit of Australian general practice. Examiners are engaged by the RACGP and work with their peers to test candidate knowledge and proficiency in an exam setting.  

RACGP examiners become qualified through training and as a group, they help to maintain the high standard of the RACGP examinations. RACGP examiners are active in Australian general practice and have first-hand knowledge of the nature and culture within it. Their contribution is highly valued and ensures RACGP examinations remain valid and relevant to a continually evolving general practice environment.

Role of the RACGP examiner

The role of an examiner is pivotal to the ongoing development and success of the Fellowship Examinations and the award of Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP), which represents excellence in general practice.

Examiners utilise their vast knowledge and skills by:

  • Testing knowledge and proficiency of candidates at RACGP clinical examination (OSCE).

- Exercise skill and expertise while working alongside peers to assess the competency of candidates in test conditions.

  • Testing knowledge and proficiency of candidates in the Practice Based Assessment (PBA) Pathway.

- Visit candidates at their Practice to assess candidate competency while conducting the Examiner Practice Visit (EPV) or assess competency through marking candidate Video Recorded consultations.

Reasons to be involved

Contributing to the RACGP examinations is a valuable accomplishment for a Fellow of the RACGP (FRACGP).

Additional benefits of being an RACGP examiner:

  • Receive QI&CPD points
  • Receive educational opportunities to ensure you have up-to-date medical knowledge
  • Experience a high level of collegiality and professional pride.


How to apply?

RACGP Fellows are invited to complete the relevant form below and submit it to their Faculty representatives to express their interest in becoming an RACGP examiner.