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RACGP CCE examiners

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).

As CCE 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. CCE examiners are engaged by the RACGP and work with their peers to test candidate knowledge and proficiency in an exam setting.

RACGP CCE 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.

CCE examiners must maintain membership of the RACGP whilst working in this capacity.

The role of a CCE examiner

CCE examiners are 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.

CCE examiners utilise their knowledge and skills by:

  • Assessing the knowledge and proficiency of candidates at the RACGP Clinical Competency Exam (CCE).
  • Exercising expertise while working alongside peers to assess the competency of candidates in test conditions.

Reasons to be involved

Contributing to the RACGP examinations is a valuable accomplishment for a Fellow of the RACGP (FRACGP). In addition, CCE examiners:

  • receive educational opportunities to ensure they have up-to-date medical knowledge
  • receive CPD hours for accredited CCE examiner activities
  • experience a high level of collegiality and professional pride.

Interested in becoming a CCE examiner?

You must fulfil these criteria to apply:

  • hold current financial membership of the RACGP
  • hold Fellowship of the RACGP (three or more years)   
  • be in good standing with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
  • hold current, unrestricted and unconditional Ahpra specialist medical registration
  • be CPD compliant
  • be confident with technology (video conferencing, screen sharing, email, web portals), as the CCE is an online exam delivered via Zoom
  • declare any conflicts of interest

Experience in medical education, training or assessment is desirable, but not essential.

If you fulfil the above criteria and you’re interested in examining for the CCE, you can contact the Fellowship Exams team at clinicalexam@racgp.org.au.