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.
2021 AGPT final intake applications
10-31 Aug (ACRRM) | 31 Aug-21 Sept (RACGP)
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The RACGP stage 2 assessment with GP Synergy will be in the format of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).
Applicants will be required to answer five interview questions, asked by five different interviewers. Applicants will have eight minutes to answer each question and two minutes reading time.
All interviews will be held remotely, with applicants being interviewed by video-conference (Zoom).
For information about the interview content and how to prepare, please contact the RACGP.
In light of the recent COVID-19 developments in Victoria and the uncertainty of the impact in NSW and ACT, we will now be hosting all RACGP interviews 100% remotely. This means all applicants will participate online. No in-person/on-site options will be available.
We have made this difficult decision now to ensure applicants have sufficient time to make the necessary arrangements for their remote participation. It also ensures we can avoid last-minute changes that may cause additional stress for applicants.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the following in place for your interview:
- a quiet, uninterrupted private space with no other people in the room
- a computer that can access Zoom software (installed in advance of your allocated time)
- two forms of internet access (i.e. NBN, wifi, mobile hotspot, etc)
- a working video camera in which the applicant can be clearly identified and seen for the entirety of the interview (if a visual ID check cannot be made the interview cannot proceed/continue).
- clear audio
- no virtual zoom background.
If any of the below are not met, or if connectivity issues are identified prior to the MMI commencing, you will not be able to proceed with the interview. Wherever possible, we will attempt to reschedule your interview.
Any disruption to interviews will be recorded in an incident form. Applicants who experience verified connectivity issues will have an opportunity to request to re-sit the question/s affected. This may or may not be on the same day of the original interview.
Further information will be provided to applicants shortlisted for interview.
Applicants will be contacted by the RACGP to advise if they have been shortlisted for interview on Thursday 16 July. You will then be sent an email by GP Synergy with details on how to book an interview by 5pm AEST Friday 17 July.
We are unable to accept preference requests in advance. This is because we will not know if you have been successful in passing the stage 1 assessment. 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.
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 10 August 2020.
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 invited to participate in a second intake. However, there is no guarantee of a second intake, and if there is one, the number and location of training places may be limited.
If you are successful in being shortlisted in second intake, you will be required to attend another interview/MMI with the Regional Training Organisation (RTO) of that training region. If you are shortlisted to a GP Synergy training region, you will be required to participate in another MMI with GP Synergy.
PLEASE NOTE: You are unable to be shortlisted to the same pathway and region combination that you may have declined an offer for, or not being successful in being made an offer for in the first intake.
Scores from previous MMIs will not be able to be used.
Please ensure you request a copy of the GP Synergy Applicant Pack before accepting an offer with GP Synergy.
If you have queries about the selection process, please contact the RACGP.