Support for registrars


Member organisations

RACGP

RACGP registrar membership can provide you with the practical clinical resources and online learning tools you need to support your medical training and journey through general practice.

 1800 331 626

RACGP Fellowship

Exams

RACGP Fellowship provides admission to the specialty of general practice. The RACGP is responsible for maintaining and developing the standards for general practice in Australia. The Fellowship exams consist of three segments, the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT), Key Feature Problems (KFP) and Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE).

 1800 626 901

Education

gplearning

gplearning is the RACGP’s online interactive continuing professional development learning tool. gplearning has over 100 activities that offer refreshing clinical knowledge in preparation for the exams. gplearning is free to RACGP members, while non-members can purchase an annual subscription. gplearning offers the Exam Support Online (ESO) program, which affords candidates the opportunity to learn about the elements of the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and the Key Feature Problems (KFP) and trial some practice questions with feedback.

 1800 284 789

  contactus@gplearning.com.au

RACGP faculties

RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Currently offer the Indigenous Fellowship Excellence Program in different capital cities around Australia. The program offers exam preparation and peer support. There is no cost for registrars  to participate in this program.
1800 000 251 

State faculties

RACGP state faculties across Australia offer exam preparation workshops for a fee. To receive e-bulletins advertising upcoming opportunities and events, please join your state faculty.

 1800 331 626

Resources

Library

The RACGP John Murtagh Library  has a useful collection of online resources. Available to RACGP members. These include:

  • access to full text journal articles
  • access to Dynamed – a point-of-care evidence summary across a range of conditions
  • alerts to the Tables of Contents of renowned journals
  • audio lectures.

Textbooks

John Murtagh’s General Practice is available for online purchase

GPRA

The General Practice Registrars Association is the peak national body representing registrars in training. In addition to advocating in the sector on behalf of registrars, GPRA can provide advice on employment and training matters. GPRA also runs exam preparation, business development and clinical webinars.

 03 9629 8788

GPSA

The General Practice Supervisors Association is the national representative body that unites general practice supervisors by promoting recognition for registrar supervision work. If you have questions concerning your general practice supervision you can contact your RTP, GPSA or GPRA.

03 9018 7496

IGPRN

The Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registrars. Network members can undertake exam preparation and peer debriefing via online study groups, discussion groups and two face-to-face workshops each year. The Network has a chairperson and is supported by a coordinator to provide you with support during your training. The IGPRN can advocate on behalf of registrars with other organisations such as the RACGP, GPET or RTPs.

 03 9629 8788

AIDA

AIDA is the peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students and advocates for improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. AIDA works to progress improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, achieve parity of Indigenous health professionals across the health sector and shape a health system that is culturally safe, high quality, reflective of need and which respects and incorporates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural values. AIDA provides collegiate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students through networking and mentoring support. AIDA also works with medical colleges, other general practice, medical education and workforce organisations to encourage institutional change in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. If you would like access to professional development mentoring, or if you have any questions about AIDA please use the below contact details.

02 6273 5013

Other support

Your practice

Your practice is responsible for your in-practice teaching and supervision, to ensure you are a safe and competent registrar.

Regional Training Providers

The role of RTPs is to meet the training needs and individual learning styles of registrars. RTPs provide a range of education support, including running workshops and coordinating study groups. Every RTP has a registrar liaison officer to provide advice and support to registrars.

Workshops

Workshops held by medical education organisations and Medicare Locals are often held online and face-to-face. Though not geared towards exam preparation specifically, they do cover important topics across the range of general practice.

Personal support

We strongly recommend that every general practice registrar has their own GP. The RACGP GP Support program is available for free to RACGP members. Members can access professional advice to help cope with personal and work related issues.

1300 366 789

beyondblue offers a range of resources and information where you can seek help for mental health issues.

 1300 224 636

Link up services for Stolen Generations members

To locate an Aboriginal community controlled health service

 02 6246 9300

Lifeline offers crisis support over the phone and online

 13 11 14

The Domestic Violence National counselling helpline offer information and support

 1800 732 732

Financial support

Financial counselling

 1800 007 007

Workplace bullying and harassment

GPRA has information about workplace bullying

 03 9629 8788

The AMA offers information about workplace bullying and harassment

 02 6270 5400

The Australian Human Rights Commission can investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a person’s sex, disability, race or age

1300 656 419