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).

While the RACGP has an active and experienced group of examiners to call upon, there is always a need to expand and broaden the pool. 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 throughout their time working in this capacity.


The role of an examiner

The role of an examiner is 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:

  • Testing knowledge and proficiency of candidates at RACGP clinical examination.
    • Exercise skill and 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).

Additional benefits of being an RACGP examiner:

  • receive QI&CPD points
  • receive educational opportunities to ensure you have up-to-date medical knowledge
  • experience a high level of collegiality and professional pride.

To express your interest please complete the form for your state below.

Interested in becoming an examiner?

You must fulfil these criteria to apply:

  • hold current financial membership of the RACGP
  • hold Fellowship (exclusion period of 18-24 months from the time of Fellowship attainment)
  • be in good standing
  • hold current and unrestricted medical registration
  • able to declare any conflicts of interest (perceived or actual)
  • are CPD compliant

Notice regarding examiner recruitment

The RACGP has announced that the OSCE will no longer run in its previous format. The 2020.1 OSCE has been replaced by a transitional clinical assessment to be held in November 2020, and an updated clinical assessment will be delivered from 2021.

In light of these changes, examiner recruitment and training has been placed on hold until further notice. Details regarding expression of interest for application to the RACGP exam panel will be published as available.