PGY2+ or Post Graduate Year 2
Postgraduate year 2 plus (PGY2+) is completed following internship but prior to fellowship and can consist of general, basic, vocational or pre-specialist training. This year also forms part of the Rural Generalist Pathway. This year consolidates competencies and provides time to consider future career options and is viewed jointly with PGY1 or Internship providing for continuous learning opportunities but allowing for greater independence and flexibility in terms and encouragement to accept greater responsibility. This makes for a balanced and generalist orientation to the first two years post graduation and access to vocational training offered through medical college.
There are no medical board requirements relative to PGY2 doctor’s clinical experience (no core term requirements)
Further information can be found on prevocational training from the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils website.
- The RMO must be eligible for general registration as a medical practitioner in Australian issued by the Medical Board of Australia on or before the February commencement date
- Applicants must be available for a 12 month contract commencing on the February commencement date
- The RMO must meet AHPRA and SA Health’s recency of practice requirements. SA Health requires applicants to have practiced as a medical officer with paid employment (not an observership) within two years at the time of submitting their application
- The RMO cannot have accepted a Targeted Voluntary Separation Package from SA Government within the last three years
Some applicants may not have General registration but may be suitable for appointment in alternative positions. Applicants who do not have General Registration will be informed that they have not met criteria of these RMO’s positions and that will be added to the database of medical officers seeking employment.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Pre-employment requirements for PGY2 positions within SA Health are:
- Verification of registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Criminal History Checks and subsequent clearances
- Health Assessment
- Verification of immunisation status
The applicant will not be able to commence their RMO position if the above requirements are not satisfied. In the event that the applicant is unable to meet these requirements their position will be reallocated.
How to apply
All PGY2 positions are advertised through the SA Health Careers Website. For more information about the applications process for SA Health see links below.
|PGY2+ Applications Open||TBA June 2023|
|PGY2+ Applications Close||TBA July 2023|
|Last day to reorder preferences||TBA August 2023|
|Offers Commence||TBA September 2023|
|Late Vacancy Management process commences||TBA|
|SA MET Important Dates – PGY2||Link to external site|
|PGY2 Positions||Link to external site|
|SA Health Careers||Link to external site|
|RACGP||Link to external site|
|ACRRM||Link to external site|
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Training providers and colleges
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.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
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.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
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.