The Rural Generalist (RG) Fellowship offers a pathway for practising GPs that recognises the experience, skills and qualifications of experienced rural GPs by offering them the opportunity to submit evidence that demonstrates how they meet specific criteria.
If you have completed the Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP), you have the option to obtain the RG Fellowship via our recognition of prior learning and experience (RPLE) process.
Similarly, we encourage RACGP Fellows who don’t hold the FARGP but have significant rural general practice experience and procedural or non-procedural skills to contact us for RPLE guidance.
All RACGP RG Fellowship practising GP pathway candidates must be an RACGP Fellow and member, in addition to satisfying the below requirements:
- 12 months full-time equivalent (FTE) hospital term (can be postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) or above)
- 18 months FTE community-based GP term (minimum of 12-months FTE must be in a rural MMM3-7 location)
- 12 months FTE Additional Rural Skills Training (ARST)
- six-month core emergency medicine training
- (optional) six-month extended skills term in either a hospital, community GP or community non-GP setting
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