Recorded: 25 Jul 2023
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On-demand recorded 25 Jul 2023
General practice in Australia is a medical speciality (in some countries called family medicine). Entry to the speciality may be achieved by the admission to Fellowship of the RACGP.
Fellowship entitles a GP to practice unsupervised anywhere in Australia, and to access a specialist rate of remuneration under Medicare, the Australian health insurance scheme. Most doctors will need to undertake the College assessments to achieve Fellowship.
In this session we will cover the steps involved to obtain FRACGP and answer your questions regarding specialist recognition and Fellowship.
This event is part of International Medical Graduate Q & A series. Events in this series are:
Dr Tess van Duuren works in a large group practice in regional New South Wales where, as an experienced supervisor, she provides teaching and training to general practice registrars and medical students.
Tess has previously been a GP in South Africa and New Zealand, and navigated her way through the RACG P Fellowship exams as an international graduate.
Tess has a special interest in medical education and assessment. Since achieving Fellowship, she has served the RACGP and regional training organisations (RTOs) in a number of different roles, including Assessment Panel Chair, Censor, Senior Medical Educator Assessment Progression and Bi-College GP reviewer for the RACGP, and Director of Training and subsequently Director of Supervisor education in two different RTOs.
Jenny was awarded Fellowship in 1999. She worked in regional Victoria until 2002 and has since worked in general practice in Melbourne. She has recent experience in traditional cradle-to-grave general practice, and in acute care in a tertiary hospital based clinic. She has worked for the RACGP since 2008, initially as a censor and since 2019 as National Clinical Lead - Assessment Operations and Committee Liaison. Her interest in medical education relates particularly to international medical graduates and the transition of Specialist IMGs as they become established in practice in Australia.
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