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Step by step to becoming a GP

Your pathway to becoming a general practitioner will be rewarding. Below you will see the step by step guide to achieving your dream of being a GP.   If you would like to find out more about what's involved, download our Pathways to becoming a GP for medical students brochure.

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MBBS or Equivalent

 

4-6 Years

 

WHERE:

  • University Medical School
 
 

Post Graduate Year 1

 

12 Months

 

WHERE:

Accredited Hospital

REQUIREMENTS:

Ideally including terms from the following:

  • General Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Anaesthetics
  • General Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • PGPPP
 

General Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

 

Enrol with ACRRM and AGPT anytime after PGY1

 
 
 

12 Months

 

WHERE:

Accredited Hospital

REQUIREMENTS:

At completion of CCT ideally have completed terms in:

  • General Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Anaesthetics
  • General Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine

Gaps in experience may be gained during subsequent stages of training.

 

24 Months

 

WHERE:

ACRRM accredited posts in:

  • Hospitals
  • Aboriginal Medical Services
  • General Practices
  • Retrieval Services

REQUIREMENTS:

Must include a minimum experience of:

  • 6 months community primary care
  • 6 months hospital emergency care, and
  • 12 months rural and remote experience
 

12 Months

 

WHERE:

ACRRM accredited posts in chosen specialty area.

REQUIREMENTS:

Train in one of the following:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Surgery (24 months)
  • Population Health
  • Remote Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Academic Practice
 

AST and PRRT may be done in any order or concurrently.

 

Complete four online education modules.

Complete at least two emergency medicine courses.

 

Complete assessment progressively: MCQ, Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (miniCEX), Multi Source Feedback (MSF), Structured Assessment using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS), Procedural Skills Logbook.

 

FACRRM Fellowship Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

 
 

ACRRM's Professional Development Program (PDP)

 

Ongoing

 

WHERE:

  • Rural Hospital
  • General Practice
  • Humanitarian medicine
  • Expedition medicine
  • Foreign Aid
  • Retrieval medicine
  • Military medicine
  • Fly in Fly out locums

Ongoing participation with ACRRM's PDP for:

  • Recognition as General Practitioner with Medicare
  • Maintenance of Procedural Skills and Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Privileging
 

Specialist General Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)