Community Project now optional
The Community Project is now an optional activity that can be completed as part of the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP), it is no longer a requirement. However, candidates completing their Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health will still need to complete a community project as a requirement of the ARST curriculum, unless an exemption is approved.
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About the Community Project
The Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) community project is an optional activity which provides a valuable opportunity to get to know the community and improve health outcomes. Completed over 6-12 months during your time in a rural community as part of the FARGP, it includes a quality improvement activity undertaken within a general practice with the primary purpose to monitor, evaluate or improve the quality of healthcare delivered by the practice.
The project report needs to demonstrate the ability to complete a community needs assessment, identify needs or gaps in the community and demonstrate skills in planning, carrying out, evaluating and presenting a project.
We spoke to three FARGP registrars who completed the project about their project, approach to it and experience with it. One of these registrars is the 2019 Community Project of the Year Award winner.
guidelines for completing a rural general practice community project.
Exemptions may be available with recognised prior learning (RPL). Download an