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Applicants must meet the requirements of the Specialist Pathway Category Two – Requirements for Fellowship Policy in order to be admitted as a Fellow of the RACGP via this route.
This guidance document outlines the steps necessary to apply Fellowship in this way.
Applicant A doctor who has submitted an application for categorisation, but has not yet passed the FICPI
Candidate A doctor who has obtained a successful FICPI outcome and been accepted into the SPP
FICPI Fitness for Intended Clinical Practice Interview
GP General Practitioner
RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
3.1 Gain entry to the Specialist Pathway
Applicants should refer to the Applying for Entry into Category Two of the Specialist Pathway Policy and the Applying for Entry into Category Two of the Specialist Pathway Guidance Document to understand how to gain entry to the Specialist Pathway.
3.2 Commence work within the required timeframe
Clause 4.2a of the Specialist Pathway Category Two – Requirements for Fellowship Policy sets requirements for starting work at the practice endorsed after the FICPI. For details surrounding commencing work, refer to the Fitness for Intended Clinical Practice Interview Guidance Document.
3.3 Submit reports as required
Clauses 4.2c-d of the Specialist Pathway Category Two – Requirements for Fellowship Policy sets requirements for submitting an Orientation Report and Supervisor reports. These reports should be emailed to the Fellowship Pathways Team.
3.4 Complete the Specialist Pathway Education Program
Candidates must complete several online modules familiarising them with the Australian healthcare system before their Fellowship will be awarded. To complete these modules, proceed to the gplearning website and search for the required modules.
Candidates are required to complete the following modules:
Candidates are also required to have satisfactory reports from the supervisors and/or medical educators which will include gathered data on Doctors’ Interpersonal Skills Questionnaire (DISQ) outcomes, learning plan completion and any other requirements deemed necessary.
3.5 Register for the RACGP QI&CPD program
The program can be accessed from the RACGP’s Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development website.
3.6 Complete the RACGP Fellowship examinations
For guidance to complete the examinations as set out in clause 4.3 of the Specialist Pathway Category Two – Requirements for Fellowship Policy, candidates are advised to refer to the Specialist Pathway Category Two – Examination Eligibility Policy.
3.7 Have recent CPR and Advanced Life Support courses.
Consult the RACGP’s Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Advanced Life Support Courses Guidance Document for details surrounding the requirements for courses.
3.8 Apply for Fellowship
Candidates who have met all the requirements of the Specialist Pathway Category Two - Requirements for Fellowship Policy will be notified that they are eligible to apply for Fellowship. Candidates must apply within one year of being notified of their eligibility
The links referenced throughout the document are provided here for accessibility.
Emailing the Fellowship Pathways team
RACGP’s QI&CPD program
The MBA’s Orientation Report
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