One of the great things about GP training is the ability to pursue a special interest during training. Many GPs subspecialise – in what area is pretty much up to you!
The types of special interests that you can pursue as training time depends on your fellowship pathway.
RACGP Fellowship Pathway
During training, registrars following the RACGP Fellowship pathway under a six month term called ‘Extended Skills’. This term can be undertaken in a variety of settings:
- Hospital based setting (examples):Obstetrics and gynaecology, geriatrics, accident & emergency, paediatrics, drug & alcohol, mental health, surgical terms, endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, dermatolology, palliative care, etc
- Community GP based setting (examples):Dermatology, aged care, women’s health, sexual health, drug health, clinical teaching, undergraduate medical education, men’s health, population health, multi-cultural health, refugee health, sports medicine, travel medicine, minor surgery, skin clinic, diabetes management, preventive health, Aboriginal health, etc.
- Community Non-GP based setting (examples): HIV medicine, drug health, skin clinics, cosmetic medicine, military medicine, ships doctor, evacuation medicine, Antarctic medicine, alpine medicine, family planning, etc.
- Advanced Rural Skills Posts (ARSPs): Anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, mental health.
- Academic research
ACRRM Fellowship Pathway
Registrars training under the ACRRM fellowship pathway are required to complete a minimum 12 month term Advanced Specialised Training (AST) term. This term can be undertaken in a variety of disciplines including:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
- Academic Practice
- Adult Internal Medicine
- Anaesthetics (JCCA)
- Emergency Medicine
- Mental Health
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRANZCOG Advanced)
- Population Health
- Remote Medicine
- Surgery (24 months)
For further information
- Aboriginal health training accredited training posts in NSW/ACT (Coming soon!)
- Procedural training opportunities
- Academic training opportunities
- RACGP Extended Skills
- ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training (AST)