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Policy Update Notice - Fellowship Exams Policy

16 February 2024

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has updated the Fellowship Exams Policy. The updated policy will come into immediate effect, superseding the previous corresponding policies as of Friday, 16 February 2024.

What has changed?

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Clause amended to make it explicit that registrars on parental leave are eligible to sit Fellowship exams provided their request is supported by their program team.

Although the RACGP was already allowing registrars to sit Fellowship Exams while on parental leave (via an application for exemption), the current policy makes it clearer that registrars on parental leave will get an automatic exemption provided it is supported by their program team.

Update was made to address a request from the AMA to bring the RACGP policy in alignment with other specialist medical colleges.

When do these changes take place?
The changes take place on 16 February 2024.

Where can I view the documents?
The new documents can be accessed below:

All training program policies and handbooks can be accessed via the RACGP website.

What if I have questions?
If you have any enquiries relating to the updated policies, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au