Number and gender of GPs in training
There were more than 5600 GPs in training in the RACGP pathways in 2020, although the number of AGPT Program participants is now at its lowest since 2015 (Figure 51).
Sixty percent of all AGPT Program participants are female.49 The proportion of first-year female participants declined by 19% between 2017 and 2020, compared to a decline of 1% in the male cohort.44 This could be related to perceived barriers in accessing entitlements such as parental leave in general practice training compared to hospital-based training.
There are 668 active PEP standard participants in 2021 and 28 PEP specialist participants. To date, 198 PEP standard and six PEP specialist participants have completed the requirements for the program.44 As stated in Section 5.1, the PEP standard stream cohort is growing each year.
Among PEP standard participants, there is a greater proportion of male (56%) than female (44%) GPs.44