The GP placement process
How does the GP term placement process work?
Every six months, prior to a new term starting, registrars indicate their training plans for the upcoming term. This process is explained below.
1: Training offer and subregions
Upon accepting a training offer with GP Synergy, registrars are allocated to a subregion where they are required to undertake all of the GP term training. This subregion is split into groups. Registrars must undertake their training in certain groups as specified in the Training Location Obligations for that subregion and pathway.
2: Enrol and nominate grouping
After accepting an offer, and every six months prior to a new term starting, registrars will enrol and advise what type of term they plan to go into, such as a hospital or GP term.
If it's a hospital term, registrars need to source their own employment. If it's a GP term, they can preference which ‘grouping’ within their allocated subregion they would prefer to train.
3: Grouping review and apply to practices
The registrar's grouping preferences are reviewed and they are allocated to a grouping. Registrars can then apply to a list of GP Synergy accredited training facilities that are offering placements within that grouping.
4: Participate in practice interviews
Practices will review registrar application and then select which registrar/s they would like to offer a training place. How they select a registrar is up to the practice.
Practices can only train a limited number of registrars per supervisor and per practice. This number may change from term to term.
Registrars can stay longer than six months in a practice, as long as they meet their training location obligations for their subregion, and their college requirements. Registrars need to participate in re-enrolment every six months, even if they staying in the same practice.