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General practice

Summary

General practitioners provide person-centred, comprehensive and coordinated whole person health care to individuals and families in their communities.

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
$150,000 – 250,000 /year
average salary
2–3 years min full time plus clinical year
GP sub-specialty
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General practice
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
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General practitioners provide person-centred, comprehensive and coordinated whole person health care to individuals and families in their communities.
http://www.racgp.org.au/
http://www.acrrm.org.au/
Membership RACGP: $1390; Membership ACRRM: $1190.
36–40
45/55
RACGP: 1283         ACRRM: 74
2–3 plus clinical year
Oversubscribed
4315 (RACGP) + 171 (ACRRM)
N/A
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.
See eligibility requirements on the AGPT website.
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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$150,000 – 250,000
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 

RACGP:
- Applied Knowledge Test (AKT): $2,120
- Key Feature Problems (KFP): $2,120
- Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE): $4,200
$8,711 (ACRRM); $8,440 (RACGP)
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.

RACGP:
Trainees complete 12 months' hospital training in an accredited hospital, 18 months' GP terms and 6 months of extended skills. Those pursuing FARGP would need to complete the FRACGP (with some rural and remote requirements) plus an additional 12 months' Advanced Rural Skills 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.
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