The Community Project is optional so you are no longer required to complete it. However, completing it provides a valuable opportunity to engage with your community, improve health outcomes and develop skills that will equip you to meet the needs of your community, both in the short-term and onwards throughout your career.
Additionally, if you have already engaged members of your community and your practice, you’ll also need to consider their expectations and the importance of following through on commitments made to the community. You may also need to consider ethics or research requirements depending on the topic chosen.
We recommend that you consider the benefits of completing the project and its potential to improve the quality of healthcare delivered in your practice and rural or remote community.
Furthermore, RACGP Rural will continue to offer an annual award for the FARGP Community Project of the Year to a FARGP recipient that completed an innovative project which directly contributed to healthcare improvement in a rural or remote general practice, and positively impacted the town’s community. By completing your Community Project you will be considered for this award