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Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook

Part 2: RACGP Fellowship examinations


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Last revised: 20 Mar 2024


Candidacy The three-year period, separate to training program time, during which a registrar can attempt Fellowship exams.
Candidate The medical practitioner eligible to sit RACGP Fellowship Exams.
Business Day A day when the RACGP national office is operating.
Exam semester A period during which all three Fellowship Exams are delivered.
Extenuating and unforeseen circumstances Circumstances that are outside the applicant’s control and can reasonably be considered to have been unforeseen, and can be shown to have a direct and significant impact on the applicant. The RACGP considers extenuating and unforeseen circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Fellowship Admittance to either:
  1. Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP), or
  2. FRACGP and Rural Generalist Fellowship (FRACGP-RG).
Special arrangements Any reasonable adjustments made to an assessment where the RACGP considers the standard arrangements will put the Applicant at a disadvantage.
Suspension An Exam Semester during the Candidacy in which the Candidate is not required or permitted to attempt Fellowship Exams. The two types are:
  1. Standard suspension: A single suspension granted automatically by the RACGP and available to any Candidate once during their Candidacy.
  2. Non-standard: A suspension granted by the RACGP to the Candidate on the provision of evidence of Extenuating and Unforeseen Circumstances.
Unsanctioned withdrawal Withdrawal from an RACGP Assessment that is not approved in writing by the RACGP.