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

Let’s get you started


Let's get you started


At the start of your training program, your ME will schedule an online induction interview. This will be an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss topics such as:

  • your training and experience to date,
  • your career aspirations,
  • the program’s milestones and requirements,
  • RACGP systems and policies,
  • important information about your Medicare provider number,
  • the Australian general practice context.

We will send you an online questionnaire that you will need to complete prior to the induction. The questionnaire includes questions about your education, experience to date, practice details etc. It will help guide the discussion during the induction with your ME and inform your learning needs assessment.

Learning needs assessment

During the induction interview, you’ll also complete a learning needs assessment, which will be used to inform the development of a learning plan tailored to your level of knowledge and skills.

To assess your learning needs, your ME will review your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and the outcome of your Comparability Assessment. You will also be required to complete an online Early Assessment for Safety and Learning (EASL) multi-choice questionnaire (MCQ) prior to the induction interview.


The EASL MCQ assesses applied knowledge and self-confidence through 70 multiple-choice questions. The questions focus on acute and serious illness and common presentations in Australian general practice. A self-assessment confidence rating grid is embedded into the test to provide insight into the participant’s self-awareness of their own competence and potential gaps.

At the completion of the MCQ, a report will be generated and shared with you and your ME. This report will allow you and your ME to work together to identify learning needs early in training, especially in areas that are critical to patient safety. It will be used as a baseline measure to prompt discussion, facilitate self-reflection and allow monitoring of your performance over time. Your supervisor may also find this report useful to identify areas where you may require focused supervision.