CEO welcome message
Congratulations on joining the RACGP’s Fellowship Support Program – the premier training pathway for non-vocationally registered doctors in Australia.
When you choose a career in general practice, you choose to become a specialist in your patients’ lives. General practice is unique in its person-centred approach to healthcare. You’ll find that getting to know your patients and providing personalised care based on trust and understanding is very rewarding.
The RACGP will support you throughout your training journey towards Fellowship, equipping you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to practise independently anywhere in Australia. During your time with the FSP, you’ll treat a range of patient populations, train under diverse supervisors and mentors, and learn about different general practice business models.
This handbook includes all the information you need during the program. You’ll find information about your training team, training requirements, the Fellowship journey, safety and wellbeing support, and more.
In 2023, the general practice colleges resume responsibility for training the next generation of GPs. We are very excited, while being aware of just how big a responsibility this is. Our highest priority is ensuring the transition is seamless for everyone involved in training and for the communities we serve.
You are joining a supportive community of registrars, GPs and non-clinical RACGP staff. The RACGP will support you not only throughout the FSP but also during the rest of your career, giving you access to like-minded individuals, ongoing training and education, up-to-date general practice news and research, and a support network.
Welcome, and enjoy your training!
Chief Executive Officer