Requirements for general practice training
Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
Rural and remote practice placements of 12 months
Registrars are required to work in regional, rural and remote locations and gain experience across primary, secondary and emergency care in rural practice to gain competencies, knowledge, skills and attributes in a rural context. Training should involve working in a rural general practice, admitting into the local hospital, providing inpatient care and after hours cover in the emergency department. This experience can also be gained through multiple placements across primary, secondary and emergency contexts.
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP) and Fellowship in Royal Australian College of General Practice Rural Generalist (FRACGP-RG)
Rural general practice placements of 18 months
General Practice registrars in the general pathway need to complete at least 12 months in outer-metropolitan, rural or Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander health posts during their training. Registrars in the rural pathway must complete at least 18 months in rural practice. FRACGP and FRACGP-RG can be taken concurrently with a dual Fellowship outcome.
How to apply
All positions are advertised through the SA Health Careers Website.
For more information about applications process for SA Health see link below.
|AGPT 2023 Intake applications open||21 March 2022|
|AGPT 2023 Intake applications close||19 April 2022|
|AGPT 2023 2nd Intake opens||8 August 2022|
|AGPT 2023 2nd Intake closes||30 August 2022|
|Next RVTS 2023 Intake dates||15 August 2022|
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Training providers and colleges
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners cultivate a stronger profession by helping the GPs of today and tomorrow continue their professional development throughout their careers, from medical students and GPs in training to experienced GPs.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is committed to building a thriving workforce of Rural Generalists across rural and remote Australia. These specialist general practitioners are trained to bring a broad set of advanced skilled services to people living rural and remote communities.
GPEx is South Australia’s regional training organisation for education and training of doctors who choose to specialise in General Practice (GP). GPEx delivers rural generalist training towards Fellowship of both the ACRRM and RACGP. GPEx delivers the AGPT (Australia General Practice Training) Program which is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health. Training as an RG with GPEx will give you the foundation to provide exceptional and holistic care to your community, rewarding you with a relationship based career.