How to become a GP specialist with the RACGP
Entry to the RACGP AGPT program is a merit-based process involving the RACGP and GP Synergy. Find out more, including interview details, below.
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The RACGP stage 2 assessment with GP Synergy will be in the format of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). For the 2022 first intake, these will be conducted online by Zoom.
Applicants will answer five interview questions, asked by five different interviewers. Applicants will have eight minutes to answer each question and two minutes reading time.
For information about the interview content and how to prepare, please contact the RACGP.
2022 first intake interviews will be held online by Zoom.
Applicants will be contacted by the RACGP to advise if they have been shortlisted for interview on Thursday 15 July 2021. You will then be sent an email by GP Synergy with details on how to book an interview by 5pm AEST Thursday 15 July 2021.
We are unable to accept preference requests in advance. Interview bookings will be made via a booking platform on a first-come first-served basis, however we will try to accommodate applicants with extraordinary circumstances as much as possible. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
If you are late to your interview you will not be able to join your allocated timeslot. Allocation to another time/date cannot be guaranteed.
If you experience exceptional circumstances and you cannot attend your allocated interview date you must contact GP Synergy ASAP on the contact details provided in your interview request email. Please note: We cannot guarantee additional interview spaces on other times/dates will be available.
Within each NSW/ACT training region (Western NSW, North Eastern NSW and Lower Eastern NSW) there are different subregions. Applicants successful in being offered a training place will be allocated to a subregion on offer, and will complete their GP term training within this subregion.
Training offers, and subregion allocation, are made on the basis of your interview score up to the number of training places available.
Subregion priority preferencing is available to some applicants.
Further about our subregions and training location requirements is outlined in the GP Synergy Applicant Pack.
Not all applicants may receive an offer. This may be due to some applicants being determined as being unsuitable or there may not be enough places available as each training region may be shortlisted more applicants than there are places available.
Unsuccessful candidates may invited to participate in a subsequent round of selection, however it is important to note there is no guarantee of subsequent rounds, and if there are, the number and location of training places may be limited.
Applicants will be notified if they have been successful in being made an offer by email by 5pm Monday 9 August 2021. If you are unsuccessful in being made an offer, or you decline an offer, you may be eligible to re-preference for any unfilled GP Synergy positions. If you are not successful in this subsequent offer round, you will be contacted by the RACGP and may be eligible to re-preference for any unfilled national training positions.
After you accept an offer, you will be required to complete an orientation and induction module, and contact us to arrange an induction meeting with a medical educator. This may be by phone, zoom or face to face.
During this meeting, the medical educator will talk to you about your experience and training plans including mandatory terms, recognition of prior learning and how the GP term placement process works, as well as other important information to prepare for your GP career.
If you decline your training offer, you may be eligible to participate in the 2022 final intake. You will not be required to resit the CAAKT assessment as your score will be carried over to the next intake. However, you will be required to attend another interview if you are shortlisted for interview. It is important to note that you cannot preference the same training region and pathway that you interviewed for in the first intake.
Alternatively, you can re-apply in the following year in which case you will need to resist all assessments and can nominate any pathway and region. Scores are not carried over from one year to the next.
We strongly encourage you to request a copy of the GP Synergy Applicant Pack as soon as possible.
If you have queries about the selection process, please contact the RACGP.
If you have details specifically about the interviews or general GP training questions, please contact us on email@example.com or 1300 477 963.
GP Synergy will consider providing letters of support to some applicants on visas.