Applying for Fellowship of the RACGP via the Vocational Training Pathway


Education IMGs Fellowship Policy framework Guidance documents Applying for Fellowship of the RACGP via the Vocational Training Pathway

1. Introduction

This guidance document explains how Registrars in the Vocational Training Pathway apply for Fellowship of the RACGP.

2. Definitions

Director of Training is the designation used to describe the clinical educational lead at a vocational training provider.

RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Registrar means a medical practitioner who is enrolled in the Vocational Training Pathway.

3. References

Vocational Training Pathway Requirements for Fellowship Policy

4. Guidance

4.1 Registrars can access the Fellowship Application Form from their result statement when they log into the RACGP website.

4.2 Registrars must complete the Fellowship Application Form and submit the form (and other RACGP and provider requirements) to their vocational training provider.

4.3 The vocational training provider must then submit a Fellowship Portfolio on behalf of the Registrar to the relevant RACGP state or territory office. The Fellowship Portfolio must include:

  1. A correctly completed Fellowship Application Form
  2. Completion of Training worksheet
  3. Documentary evidence of completion of:
    1. paediatric requirements
    2. a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course within the 12 months prior to commencing General Practice Term 1
    3. a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course within 12 months prior to applying for Fellowship
    4. an Advanced Life Support (ALS) course
    5. RACGP’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chapter in the Curriculum to Australian General Practice.
  4. General Practice Vocational Training Program Requirements confirming satisfactory completion of the training program and signed by the Director of Training.
  5. General Practice Vocational Training Program Exit Interview documentation.

4.4 The Registrar will receive notification of the outcome of the application within 6 weeks from the date the application was submitted to the RACGP.