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How to become a GP in Australia webinar series – Rules and regulations in Australian medicine Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 12 Jul 2022


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How to become a GP in Australia webinar series – Rules and regulations in Australian medicine

On-demand recorded 12 Jul 2022

Australian General Practice is very different from overseas family medicine, and the rules and regulations must be followed. In this webinar, you’ll learn about some of the laws and ethical guidelines around referral pathways and prescriptions. We’ll also answer some of the most commonly asked questions from IMGs about Australian rules and regulations in General Practice.

This webinar covers:
• Medicare
• Prescribing-Pharmaceutical benefits scheme
• Referral pathways
• Primary Health Networks
• Ethical and legal considerations in general practice

Learning outcomes

  1. Outline the rules and regulations surrounding Australian General Practice
  2. List peak bodies involved in day-today General Practice processes (peak bodies, referral pathways and prescribing)
  3. Describe key ethical and legal considerations
This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event is part of How to become a GP in Australia webinar series. Events in this series are:


Anthony Llewellyn
Adj Assoc Professor (B Med Sci, MB BS, FRANZCP, MHA GAICD)

Anthony has extensive experience and knowledge of the medical careers process in Australia, including the pathways for IMG doctors to embark on medical careers in Australia. Anthony has worked in a number of Executive and medical workforce roles for over 25 years, including four years as the Executive Medical Director, Health Education & Training Institute of NSW. Anthony currently works with thousands of individual doctors to assist them in applying for and preparing for job applications and career transitions. In addition Anthony works with a number of organisations, including several specialty medical colleges, on medical workforce related projects. Anthony hosts a very popular medical careers blog and YouTube channel the career doctor.


Dr Sara Fergusson
General Practitioner

Dr Sara Fergusson gained her Medical Degree at Edinburgh University, Scotland and came to Australia in 1995 as a Paediatric Registrar. Working with Child Flight, Sara developed an interest in rural and remote areas. After gaining her Diploma in Obstetrics in Sydney, she worked as an Emergency Registrar at St Vincent's Hospital. As an IMG, she was then required to work in an area of need. This allowed the opportunity to work in Tennant Creek, as a District Medical Officer for the Barkley Tablelands and in Alice Springs. In 2003 Sara entered AGPT with no moratorium requirements. Sara chose to train in the Central and Far West of NSW where she now lives on a farm with her husband and two teenage children. Her current practice is a mixture of GP, Emergency and VMO work as well as working with RVTS as the PEP Medical Educator and a GP Registrar Supervisor. Sara is a RACGP Examiner. Outside medicine Sara enjoys life on a farm, family, being involved with the CWA and the local Art Gallery.

Dr Sugantha Jagadeesan
General Practitioner

Dr Sugantha Jagadeesan is an IMG who completed her basic medical education and surgical training in India. Sugantha migrated to Australia in 2006 with her husband and 6-year-old daughter. She started her Australian journey in a small rural community in Queensland. After obtaining FRACGP, Sugantha developed skills in areas such as skin cancer and clinical teaching. Sugantha works as GP as well as medical educator and educational supervisor. Sugantha is involved in examining Fellowship exams and had an opportunity to be a part of curriculum and syllabus writing group. She volunteers her time to represent IMGs as a committee member in the RACGP IMG committee as well as mentoring, offering observing opportunities and supervising IMGs. Outside of work Sugantha enjoys bush walking, hiking, and travelling.


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