RACGP applicants who have been unsuccessful in obtaining a training place or declined a training offer in round 1, may be eligible to participate in round 2.
The timeframe for round 2 is very tight. Please monitor your email closely between 13 Sept to 6 October 2017.
Please note the induction requirements for successful round 2 applicants in the key dates table below.
|13 Sept||RACGP second round will open to eligible first intake candidates unsuccessful in securing a position in round 1|
|18 Sept||Deadline for applicants to advise training region and pathway preferences to RACGP|
|By 5pm 20 Sept||Applicants notified of their pathway and region shortlisting|
|By 5pm 20 Sept||GP Synergy will contact shortlisted applicants by email asking them to book in for the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and nominate subregion preferences (where applicable)|
|5pm 22 Sept||Deadline to submit subregion preferences (where applicable) and book MMI interview timeslot.|
|30 Sept||GP Synergy Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)|
|By 5pm 3 Oct||GP Synergy offers sent and unsuccessful applicants notified.|
|By 5pm 6 Oct||Deadline for applicants to accept offers|
|By 5pm 12 Oct||Successful applicants must be available for a one hour induction meeting with GP Synergy (by phone or in person). Failure to participate may result in delays to training.|
NSW/ACT training vacancies in round 2
Places in round 2 are limited. Training places available in round 2 in NSW/ACT training regions (and subregions) are listed below.
Please note: If a training region and/or subregion is not listed below, places are not available in these areas in round 2.
|Training region||Pathway||Subregion||Places available|
|Lower Eastern NSW||Rural pathway||South Eastern NSW||3|
|Lower Eastern NSW||General pathway||South Eastern NSW||1|
|North Eastern NSW||Rural pathway||New England/North West||15|
|North Eastern NSW||General pathway||North Coast||6|
|Western NSW||Rural pathway||Murrumbidgee and ACT||13|
|Western NSW||General pathway||Murrumbidgee and ACT||5|
Interview bookings and subregion preferencing
Upon being shortlisted, GP Synergy will contact you by email and ask you to:
- register for the interview and book in a timeslot
- rank your subregion preferences for your allocated training region.
- Allocation to timeslots is made on a first comes, first served basis.
- Your subregion preferences will not affect the score of your stage 2 assessment interview.
- It is your responsibility to book an interview and submit your subregion preferences. If you do not submit your subregion preferences, GP Synergy will do this on your behalf. If you do not book an interview, you will be removed from that round of selection.
RACGP interviews - round 2
|Sat 30 September||GP Synergy|
Level 1, 157-161 George Street,
|8.30am - 11.00am
10.30am – 1.00pm
12.45pm – 3.15pm
Important note: Restrictions on preferences
The RACGP has advised that applicants cannot submit the same training region and pathway combination in round 2 if they rejected or were not offered a training place in that region and pathway combination in round 1.
Please contact the RACGP for more information.
What is the interview structure?
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 will have two minutes reading time.
For information about the interview content and how to prepare, please contact the RACGP.
If I already attended an MMI in round 1, do I have to participate again?
Yes. All applicants who are shortlisted to round 2 are required by the RACGP to attend the round 2 MMI. This includes applicants who were shortlisted to a GP Synergy subregion in round 1.
Can I preference an interview date/time now?
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.
Can I attend an interview remotely?
GP Synergy will consider applications for remote interviews for applicants experiencing extenuating circumstances only.
Applicants are required to complete the Request for Remote Interview Form and submit this to GP Synergy by 5pm 22 September 2017.
What happens if I am late to my interview?
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.
What happens if I can’t attend my allocated interview time?
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.
How will training offers and subregion allocations be determined?
Within each NSW/ACT training region (Western NSW, North Eastern NSW and Lower Eastern NSW) there are different subregions. Applicants who are successful in being offered a training place will be allocated to a subregion on offer, and will be required to complete their GP term training within this subregion.
Training offers, and subregion allocation, will be made by on the basis of score (from stage 1 and stage 2 assessments) up to the number of training places available.
Further about our subregions and training location requirements is outlined in GP Synergy Applicant Pack, available upon signing up to our mailing list (opposite).
When will I know if I have been made an offer?
Applicants will be advised if they have been successful in being made an offer by 5pm AEST 3 October 2017.