Fellowship Support Program (FSP)

Supporting GPs in Training on the General Practice Experience Pathway to prepare for Fellowship.

Fellowship Support Program (FSP)

Supporting GPs in Training on the General Practice Experience Pathway to prepare for Fellowship.

What is the Fellowship Support Program (FSP)?

The FSP is a new education and training program to support doctors on the General Practice Experience (GPE) Pathway when the Department of Health subsidy for the Practice Experience Program (PEP) ends in June 2023.
  • Self-funded
  • 24-month program prior to sitting Fellowship exams (four semesters)
  • Two intakes per year
  • Applications open mid-2022, with eligible applicants completing the entry exam in October 2022.
  • First intake commences in January 2023
  • Access to A1 Medicare rebates whilst in the education and training component and whilst sitting exams.
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizenship, or Temporary or Permanent resident.
  • General or limited medical registration (Level 2 supervision and above only) enabling full scope of practice.
  • Must be employed or have an employment offer in comprehensive general practice in an MMM 2-7 location at the time of application.
  • Must work in a training location that complies with the General Practice Fellowship Program Placement Guidelines if a Provider Number under the FSP is required.
  • Applicants already working in MMM1 comprehensive general Practice locations can participate in the FSP, but they must be working with their own Provider Number (unless there are extenuating circumstances)
  • Eligible applicants will be required to enrol in the FSP selection assessment.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of one exam semester remaining to complete all  Fellowship examinations, as per the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy
  • Workplace-based assessments and learning activities to inform training and progress towards Fellowship.
  • Regular case-review and supervision by accredited supervisors.
  • Individualised support from a Program Training Coordinator and Medical Educator Mentor.
  • Small and large group learning opportunities.
  • Access to the RACGP curriculum-based education modules and focused exam preparation resources.
  • Existing exam candidacy will be suspended until you satisfactorily complete the education and training requirements of the program.

Your FSP FAQs

Our list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) addresses several topics that potential applicants are likely to ask.

We’re here to help

If you have any queries, you can call us on 1800 472 247 or email fspadmin@racgp.org.au.

Please be mindful that we are still in the approval process for some stages of this program and when we can release more information, we will. You can register your interest if you’d like to be kept up to date with newly released information.