Exploring the RACGP college pathway
The RACGP AGPT Fellowship pathway offers general and rural pathway training opportunities as well as rural generalist training.
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About the RACGP
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation, with 40,000 urban and rural general practitioner members.
The RACGP AGPT fellowship pathway is three years, with an optional fourth year in rural generalism. Training is undertaken in a combination of hospital and general practice community settings.
General and rural pathways are available under the RACGP AGPT pathway.
NSW and ACT offers a diverse range of training locations and experiences. There are three training regions to choose from, which are divided into subregions led by regional medical education teams. Registrars are allocated to a subregion based on their preference and score at the time of offer into the program, and undertake their GP term training within their subregion.
Under the RACGP fellowship pathway, training time may be able to be reduced by up to 12 months.
In preparation for entry into a GP setting, RACGP registrars are required to complete specific hospital rotations before starting a GP term.
Alternatives may apply for doctors whose training has been impacted by COVID-19.
Part-time training options are available under the RACGP fellowship pathway.
Please see the Full-time and Part-Time FAQs for more information.
During training, registrars participate in a range of formative assessments to monitor and provide feedback about their performance.
After completion of two years of training time and the second GP term (GPT2), registrars can sit the RACGP Fellowship assessments:
- Applied Knowledge Test (written multiple-choice) - $2500 approx
- Key Feature Problem Exam (written case-based) – $2500 approx
- Objective Structured Clinical Exam (practical) - $5000 approx
- FARGP assessments (based on chosen discipline) - cost TBA
See the RACGP website for detailed and the most up-to-date information.
Initial RACGP AGPT application fee: $725
AGPT program fees: $0 - The AGPT program is funded by the Australian Government
Annual RACGP membership fee - GP registrars: $500 approx
Fellowship exams: $10,000 approx (excluding advanced rural skills assessments)
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