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General practice rural

Summary

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Rural general practitioners provide comprehensive and continuing medical and health care to individuals, families and the broader community in a rural and/or remote setting.

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
180,000 – 250,000 for rural GPs with procedural skills/year
average salary
4 (FRACGP + FARGP or FACRRM) years
min full time
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General practice rural
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
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Rural general practitioners provide comprehensive and continuing medical and health care to individuals, families and the broader community in a rural and/or remote setting.
http://www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-in-advanced-rural-general-practice/
https://www.acrrm.org.au/
RACGP: $1,390
ACRRM: $1,190
36–40
82/18
RACGP: 1283
ACRRM: 63      
4 (FRACGP + FARGP or FACRRM)
Undersubscribed
N/A
N/A
N/A
AGPT: Applicants need to have an MBBS or equivalent, have completed 12 months' postgraduate work in an accredited hospital, and possess general medical registration without conditions or undertakings as of the start date of the training program. Residency criteria apply as well. Please refer to the AGPT website for more information.

RVTS: RVTS has location restrictions and other requirements for doctors with limited registration.
See eligibility requirements for AGPT on the AGPT website. See eligibility requirements for RVTS here.
Applicants would typically submit an online application form along with supporting documents to establish eligibility. For details on the selection process, please refer to the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) and Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) websites.
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180,000 – 250,000 for rural GPs with procedural skills
RACGP
- Applied Knowledge Test (AKT): $2,120
- Key Feature Problems (KFP): $2,120
- Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) $4,200
FARGP has an enrolment cost of $1140 for registrars and $2405 for practising GPs.

ACRRM 
- Projects: $2,935
- Multiple choice questions: $1,275 
- Structured Assessment Using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS) assessment: $2,795
- Case-based discussion: $1,706 
- StAMPS specialist areas: $3,074.50 
$8,711 (ACRRM); $8,440 (RACGP)
RACGP
- Completion of the FARGP learning plan and reflection activity
- 12 months in a rural general practice setting
- 12 months of Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST) in an accredited procedural or non-procedural training post
- Completion of a 6-month ‘working in rural general practice’ community-focused project
- Completion of the FARGP emergency medicine module which includes a series of case studies, skills audits and satisfactory completion of two advanced emergency skills courses

ACRRM
Trainees complete 12 months' Core Clinical Training in an accredited hospital, 24 months' Primary Rural and Remote Training terms and 12 months' Advanced Specialist Training.
Applications for ACRRM membership close in January and July, while those for RACGP are ongoing. Applications to the AGPT program typically open mid-April and close mid-May. Please refer to the AGPT website for key dates.
Applications for RVTS typically open first week June and close by end of the month.
PGY1 or post-fellowship

NB: Salary figures, working hours, undersubscribed and oversubscribed can vary greatly depending on various factors including but not limited to geographic location, private or public practice. MedVersus provides an Australia wide overview. For information specific to your needs we encourage you to discuss further with the relevant colleges/associations. For feedback/information to keep the site up to date please contact us by email: media@gptq.qld.edu.au

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