Applying for Fellowship of the RACGP via Category Two of the Specialist Pathway


Education Registrars Fellowship Policy framework Guidance documents Applying for Fellowship of the RACGP via Category Two of the Specialist Pathway

1.0 Introduction

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.

2.0 Definitions

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

3.0 Guidance

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:

  • GP Pathways module 1.
  • GP Pathways module 2.
  • Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness.
  • Communication skills in general practice.
  • Clinical risk management in general practice.

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

4.0 References

The links referenced throughout the document are provided here for accessibility.

Emailing the Fellowship Pathways team 

gplearning modules 

RACGP’s QI&CPD program 

The MBA’s Orientation Report


Enquiries

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