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

RACGP 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.

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

The role of an examiner

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.

Examiners utilise their knowledge and skills by:

  • Assessing the knowledge and proficiency of candidates at RACGP clinical examinations.
  • 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, examiners:

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

Interested in becoming an examiner?

You must fulfil these criteria to apply:

  • hold current financial membership of the RACGP
  • hold Fellowship (two or more years)
  • be in good standing
  • hold current and unrestricted or unconditional Ahpra specialist medical registration
  • be CPD compliant
  • be confident with technology (video conferencing, screen sharing, email, web portals)
  • be able to declare any conflicts of interest (perceived or actual)
  • Preferable - have medical education / training / assessment experience

Notice regarding exams

The final Remote Clinical Exam (RCE) will be delivered in July 2021. The RCE was a transitional exam that will be replaced by the Clinical Competency Exam (CCE) from November 2021. Visit the CCE web page for further information regarding this exam.

Expression of interest

Expressions of interest for the 2021.2 Clinical Competency Exam have closed.

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