06 December 2012

General practice registrars: win one of two $4000 study bursaries towards your RACGP Fellowship examinations

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has officially launched its Registrar Study Bursary competition to assist general practice registrars meet the financial commitment of completing their RACGP Fellowship exams.

The two general practice registrars who best exemplify what it means to be a general practitioner will each be awarded with a $4000 study bursary to use toward their RACGP Fellowship examination. The competition has been launched by the RACGP with support from American Express.

To enter the competition, registrars need to submit a video, visual or written piece that answers all of the following questions:

  • Why should medical students consider general practice as a career?
  • What does being a good general practitioner (GP) mean to you?
  • How would your study bursary help you realise your potential as a GP?

Dr Liz Marles, RACGP President, said the competition was a great opportunity to demonstrate the College’s continued support and commitment to assisting the next generation of GPs achieve their goals.

“Registrars are the key to delivering high quality primary healthcare into the future. Offering a tangible investment in the early stages of one’s general practice career is often of invaluable assistance.

“The competition encourages general practice registrars to think about how the benefits of general practice can be best promoted to medical students – this sort of peer-to-peer contact is invaluable for our profession,” Dr Marles said.

Dr Emily Farrell, RACGP Registrar Representative on Council, said “selecting a career in general practice has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. However, it is not always easy, with pressures of work, life and study commitments often competing.

“The chance to win $4000 to contribute towards sitting the RACGP Fellowship exam is an exciting opportunity. I would encourage all general practice registrars to consider entering and reflect how they can relay their general practice passion with medical students,” Dr Farrell concluded.

For further information on the competition, how to apply, and terms and conditions, visit www.racgp.org.au/registrar.

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