Exam preparation resources for registrars - GP Synergy

Exam preparation resources for registrars

GP Synergy provides a range of resources to help registrars prepare for fellowship assessments – whenever you want to make a start!

Where can you find exam resources?

  1. Go to GPRime2
  2. Got to ‘Forms, Documents and Links’ – top toolbar
  3. Search ‘exam’.

What resources can you access at any time?

  • Google exam resources drive: This resource is available to all registrars at any stage of training. It has several resources including the Exam Resource Spreadsheet which lists relevant resources (i.e. Check, How to Treat, guidelines, etc) in a matrix based on the BEACH data.
  • Self-assessment grid: This tool allows you to assess the areas which you need to improve on relevant to Australian General Practice. This table has been developed from the WentWest Confidence Self- Assessment Grid.
  • GP Synergy Youtube playlists

What resources are available for RACGP assessment preparation?

  • GP Synergy exam preparation – RACGP document: This provides an overview of the RACGP exams, how to study and exam tips
  • PPT: Exam Toolkit – Everything a GP Synergy GPR needs to know about the exams: This is a must read for all registrars sitting the FRACGP exams and is available to all registrars at any stage of training.
  • OSCE exam tips: Video by Dr Elise Perger – Medical Educator
  • KFP exam tips: Video by Dr Elise Perger – Medical Educator
  • KFP symptom template: This template has been designed as a study aid when preparing for the KFP exam. Similar to a mind map, the idea is to organise your thoughts based on a presenting symptom incorporating Murtagh’s safe diagnostic strategy.
  • GP Synergy AKT and KFP mock assessments: Every six months, GP Synergy registrars sitting the RACGP written exams can participate in a mock AKT exam, mock KFP exam, and a KFP answer workshop/webinar. Registrars must be sitting the exam in the coming term to participate.
  • Mock AKT report: After completion of the Mock AKT you will be sent an individualised report which shows your mark and position in the cohort. This is a useful tool when considering your readiness to sit the exams.
  • GP Synergy OSCE workshop and mock exam: Every six months, GP Synergy registrars sitting the RACGP OSCE exam can participate in two extensive OSCE preparation workshops. This includes a full OSCE prep day, and an OSCE mock exam. Registrars must be sitting the exam in the coming term to participate.
  • Mock patients: If you’re not currently sitting your assessments, volunteering to be a mock patient at one of the OSCE workshops is an excellent opportunity to start gaining insight as you observe other registrars.
  • RACGP exam DVDs: GP Synergy has copies of the RACGP exam DVD which can be loaned to GP registrars.

Please note:

  • Access to the GP Synergy mock assessments is based on whether you have indicated that you will be sitting your exams during re-enrolment in GPrime.
  • Email invites (with a survey link) will be sent to all registrars who have indicated that they will be sitting in the next segment. You are required to complete the survey in order to obtain access to the mock exams and sessions.
  • If you change your mind after re-enrolment and decide to sit your exams, please contact your medical educator for further advice.

What resources are available for ACRRM assessment preparation?

  • Mock Primary StAMPS: Registrars who have enrolled to sit the current exam cycle Primary StAMPS or ED StAMPS will be invited to participate in the GP Synergy Mock Primary StAMPS.
  • Mock Case Based Discussion (CBD): One on one videoconference with a medical educator reviewing two cases. Registrars enrolled in CBD for the semester can participate.
  • ACRRM exam workshops/initiatives: GP Synergy provides financial support for registrars enrolled in the current exam cycle to participate in ACRRM StAMPs study groups. Registrars should check with their rural support officer to see if they are eligible for subsidised attendance at the ACRRM StAMPS mock exam workshop.

Please note:

  • Access to the GP Synergy mock assessments is based on whether you have indicated that you will be sitting your exams during re-enrolment in GPrime.
  • Email invites (with a survey link) will be sent to all registrars who have indicated that they will be sitting in the next segment. You are required to complete the survey in order to obtain access to the mock exams and sessions.
  • If you change your mind after re-enrolment and decide to sit your exams, please contact your medical educator for further advice.

Where can you go for more assistance and advice?

  • view the ‘Exam Preparation Resources’ page on GPRime2
  • contact your medical educator
  • contact the relevant event coordinator for workshop queries:
    ◦ Jacky Porter for GP Synergy RACGP exam workshop queries on jacky_porter@gpsynergy.com.au
    ◦ Claire Doyle for GP Synergy ACRRM exam workshop queries on claire_doyle@gpsynergy.com.au.