Exam preparation in the work setting
Training for general practice largely takes place in the practice setting, which is where you should also prepare for exams. Fellowship exams don’t just assess knowledge from books; they aim to assess how knowledge is applied to everyday situations in Australian general practice. The actual processes of patient care and a doctor’s attitudes are also important.
You might find it helpful to invite a trusted colleague to observe you consulting, either in the practice or by video (both require informed patient consent), and then give you constructive feedback. Elements of the workplace-based assessment program, such as case discussions, random case analysis and external clinical teaching visits are also valuable in helping you to review and analyse your clinical performance and make changes where appropriate. Performing well in actual practice will help you demonstrate these behaviours in the exam environment.
Exam preparation activities
Your regional team has dedicated exam preparation activities that you can access, including webinars, tutorials, peer study groups and mock exams. Speak to your program team to find out what’s available in your region and local area.
Exam Support Program
A range of support is available for exam candidates, including Exam Support Online (via gplearning), reports from past exams (pass marks, performance, psychometrics), preparation courses through the RACGP state faculties, clinical guidelines and more. To access the resources, visit Exam Support Program resources.