Accreditation of placements for ADF registrars


Extended skills placements allow ADF registrars to further their knowledge and skills.

 

Accreditation of placements for ADF registrars


Extended skills placements allow ADF registrars to further their knowledge and skills.

 

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Accreditation of placements for ADF registrars

The RACGP recognises that Australian Defense Force (ADF) registrars often practice in diverse environments that offer excellent training opportunities but with a limited case mix and different operational arrangements. An ADF training site requires accreditation as a special training environment as they may not meet accreditation standards for comprehensive general practice training.

Special training environments must provide the core features of general practice including:

  • Continuity of care
  • Whole-person care
  • Preventive health
  • Appropriate medical records with health summaries and follow-up.

Supervision must be provided in accordance with the training standards. Registrars can be placed at an RACGP approved special training environment for a maximum of 6 months.

The RACGP recommends undertaking GPT1 and GPT2 (12 months) in comprehensive general practice prior to a STE placement.

How to apply for accreditation as a special training environment 
To apply for special training environment site accreditation, health facilities and/or supervisors need to complete an RACGP Special training environments accreditation application form and email it to: adf@racgp.org.au
 

How to apply for overseas extended skills training placements 

Overseas extended skills training placements are only available to registrars in the ADF. Placements require individual prospective RACGP approval. 

Extended skills placements and special training environments allow ADF registrars to further their knowledge and skills.

Apply for overseas skills training placements in three steps:

  1. Registrars must complete the Overseas (ADF) extended skills application and Appendix A-Learning plan in consultation with their supervisor and their ADF regional training coordinator.
  2. Once complete, email the application to the National Accreditation Unit: adf@racgp.org.au
  3. Applications are reviewed by the medical educator with ADF portfolio and the state censor. The relevant RACGP state censor will review the application and associated documents and provide formal approval or non-approval based on the information provided.

If your application is not approved, you may submit an application for reconsideration. This form must be filled in and returned to educationaccreditation@racgp.org.au


 



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