Practice Experience Program Specialist (PEP SP) Participant Handbook - Partially Comparable Stream


After you’ve been admitted to Fellowship


After you’ve been admitted to Fellowship

Congratulations on becoming a Fellow of the RACGP!

We’ve listed below a few more things you’ll need to do now that you have been admitted to FRACGP.

Your access to Medicare rebates as a specialist GP is linked to specialist registration with AHPRA. You should apply for specialist registration with AHPRA as soon as you’re admitted to Fellowship.

Please note that approvals from AHPRA can take up to six weeks.

Instructions on how to apply will be included with your Fellowship letter. For more information and to apply, visit the AHPRA website.

In most cases, once you are admitted to FRACGP, you’ll be able to continue using the Medicare provider number you were issued before you started the PEP SP. However, if you are still a temporary resident when you are admitted to FRACGP, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements under section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 and may need to apply for a new provider number. Please note that applications for a new provider number may take some time to be processed and finalised. We recommend you contact Medicare directly on 13 21 50 to discuss your individual circumstances.

Further instructions on how to apply for a provider number will be included in your Fellowship letter.

As a member and Fellow of the RACGP, you are part of Australia’s largest professional GP network with 44,000 members. We invite you to make the most of all that your membership offers, including use of the post-nominal ‘FRACGP’ and access to valuable resources including: