Who are we?
We provide high quality training for doctors seeking to specialise as General Practitioners (GPs) in NSW and ACT.
Our mission is to train highly skilled medical practitioners contributing to healthier communities. We are committed to building a high quality general practice workforce in our rural, regional and urban NSW and ACT training regions.
GP Synergy is the sole provider of the federally funded Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program for doctors seeking to specialise as General Practitioners (GPs) in NSW and ACT. We offer a diverse range of high quality education and training opportunities across rural, remote, outer-metropolitan and metropolitan settings.
Doctors training with us can pursue either Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
What we do
We deliver a regionalised education training program across the three NSW/ACT training regions – Western NSW, Lower Eastern NSW and North Eastern NSW. In recognition of the diverse communities and population health needs within these training regions, registrars train in specific subregions with education delivered by local medical education teams led by regional heads of education.
Why train with us?
Registrars training with us benefit from a comprehensive education program consisting of synchronous program elements that are compulsory and common to all regions, and which address the ACRRM and RACGP curricula as well as all the identified national health priority areas.
To address specific regional community health needs and registrar learning needs, the program also includes asynchronous program sessions that are regionally specific, determined by the regional medical education team.
Our strategic direction
The 2020-2022 GP Synergy Strategic Plan outlines how we can focus our energies and resources to reach our mission ‘to train highly skilled medical practitioners contributing to healthier communities’. The plan details how we will embrace opportunities and overcome challenges in the continued delivery of educational excellence to the benefit of communities within our training footprint.
GP Synergy was formed in 2009 with the merger of two Regional Training Providers (RTPs) - the Sydney Institute of General Practice Education & Training (SIGPET) and the rural New England Area Training Services (NEATS).
In 2010, GP Synergy merged for the second time with the Institute of General Practice Education (IGPE) in south/southwestern Sydney, becoming the largest provider of vocational training in NSW.
In October 2015, following the announcement of restructure of the training provider network, GP Synergy was awarded the contract to deliver GP training in each of the three new training regions in NSW & ACT – North Eastern NSW, Lower Eastern NSW and Western NSW.