Composite pathway FAQs – Sydney and Western NSW/Murrumbidgee
Composite pathway - Sydney and Western NSW / Murrumbidgee
For the 2020 AGPT intake, GP Synergy will be offering a number of Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney, and Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney composite pathway training positions, in which registrars will undertake a rural rotation into the Western NSW or Murrumbidgee subregion. This is explained further below.
What is the composite pathway?
In the Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney subregion and the Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney subregion, training places are divided into composite pathway training places and non-composite pathway training places.
Composite pathway registrars are required to undertake a minimum six-month full-time equivalent rural GP term placement in the Western NSW subregion or Murrumbidgee subregion. This placement is required to be completed within their first two GP training terms (i.e. GPT1 or GPT2). The remainder of their GP training time can be undertaken within a grouping of their choice within their allocated subregion (Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney subregion, or Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney subregion as applicable).
All registrars are required to meet the Central, Eastern and South Western Sydney subregion, or Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney subregion GP Synergy and AGPT Training Location Obligation (TLO) requirements as specified.
When is the rural rotation required to be completed?
In the first 12 months of GP term training (GPT1 or GPT2).
Can registrars undertake the composite pathway part-time?
Yes. However, registrars must complete six months full-time equivalent GP term training time in the rural rotation.
Can registrars choose which of the two subregions (Western NSW or Murrumbidgee) they would like to undertake the rotation?
Yes. Registrars will be able to preference their subregion (Western NSW subregion or Murrumbidgee subregion) during bi-annual re-enrolment. Composite pathway registrars will be able to apply to practice/s in any grouping within their preferred subregion. As per the usual GP term placement process, it will be up to the practice to determine which registrar/s they choose to train in their practice.
Can composite pathway registrars do their rural rotation in another subregion?
Composite pathway registrars must meet the requirement to undertake six months full-time equivalent in GPT1 or GPT2 in the Western NSW subregion or Murrumbidgee subregion. Registrars can however, request to undertake additional rural rotations in other subregions which will be subject to availability.
Can composite pathway registrars extend their rural placement?
Yes. Composite pathway registrars can extend their rural placement beyond the six months (full-time equivalent) requirement. Registrars who may wish to stay longer than twelve months may be required to transfer to rural pathway and meet the training location obligations for that subregion.
Does GP Synergy provide relocation or education support for rural rotations?
Yes. GP Synergy (and other bodies) provide a range of supports and subsidies for GP registrars during rural training. See the support and subsidy page for more information.