What happens if I fail?
If you are unsuccessful in an exam attempt, there is support available to you.
Take time to reflect on your experience and practise self care principles:
- Constructive reflection (maybe with the help of a colleague or a medical educator) can help you identify key supports needed for another exam attempt. Reviewing the exam performance may help structure this reflection.
- Good mental and physical health is crucial for effective study and exam performance as well as function in your work as a doctor. Check in with your own GP if this an area you need help with.
- Reach out to your medical educator, GP supervisor or colleague or your supervisor to let them know and to seek support to move forward.
- If you are an AGPT registrar, your medical educator will be in contact with you to discuss your options.
- Talk with your learner colleagues and re-engage with study groups for support
Consider what this means both for your training and for another attempt at the exam.
- Talk to your medical educator about placements, extensions and candidacy concerns.
There is stepped support for AGPT registrars following a non successful exam attempt. Accessing these resources is through your local or regional ME team, rather than directly with the RACGP Assessment or Exam Support teams.