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Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
2022 RACGP curriculum and syllabus
for Australian general practice
The Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice provides the best-available current evidence for GPs
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Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for general practitioners
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
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AGPT practice and supervisor handbook
Overview of the AGPT program
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is funded by the Australian Government and offers an apprenticeship model of training over three to four years. The RACGP has a national approach to training, with delivery by local training teams supported by regional and national teams.
The RACGP AGPT program is a comprehensive education program grounded in the RACGP educational framework and its three guiding educational instruments:
The AGPT program comprises hospital training, general practice placements (known as GPT1, 2 and 3) and extended skills training, and additional rural skills training for those in the rural generalist stream. Hospital training is undertaken in an accredited Australian or New Zealand hospital, and community general practice placements and extended skills and additional skills training are all undertaken at RACGP accredited training sites. The RACGP is responsible for setting the standards and ensuring training sites are accredited.
To be eligible to work in a community general practice, registrars must have completed at least two years of hospital training after graduating as a medical practitioner. These two years need to include terms in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and paediatrics to prepare them for the context of general practice.
Registrars may choose to train with either the general stream – and work in or near a city – or the rural stream – working mainly in rural or regional areas. Figure 1 shows the pathways to Fellowship with the RACGP.
Figure 1. The RACGP journey to Fellowship