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The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is an Australian Government training program for doctors who want to
Successful completion of the AGPT program qualifies registrars to gain fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Both the ACRRM and RACGP fellowships lead to specialist general practitioner registration with the Medical Board of Australia and the ability to work independently anywhere in Australia.
Through GMT, James Cook University offers opportunities to work in some of North Western Queensland’s most unique and exciting locations. Training posts are available in large regional
The AGPT program typically takes three to four years full-time to complete, depending on which fellowship pathway you select. RACGP requires three years full-time equivalent training and ACRRM requires four years full-time equivalent training. Registrars pursuing RACGP can also choose to undertake an optional fourth year in pursuit of a Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP). GMT strongly encourages RACGP registrars to
Full-time training on the AGPT program (1.0 FTE) consists of 38 hours per week of training, which includes practice time, administration and education.
Applicants to the AGPT program elect to train on either the general or rural pathway. The pathway system ensures at least fifty per cent of training on the AGPT program is delivered in rural and remote areas, to meet community needs.
The Australian Standard Geographical Classification—Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) 2006 system is used to determine what constitutes urban, regional, rural and remote areas.
The training pathways do not affect the duration of training or where you can work once you have completed your training. Each year, GMT offers positions on both the general and rural pathways. Further details of placements available are provided on the How to Apply page.
For more information about the ASGC-RA (2006) categories or to search a particular location’s classification, please visit www.doctorconnect.gov.au
For more information on the AGPT training pathways or Section 19AB, please visit www.agpt.com.au
The AGPT Program will use the Modified Monash Model (MMM) classification system from 1 January 2019. This will impact current applicants for the 2019 AGPT Program.
The MMM is a new classification system that better categorises metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. It replaces the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA 2006) system.
Beginning 1 January 2019, the general pathway and rural pathway classifications will be as follows:
Further information, including a searchable interactive map, is available on the DoctorConnect website by clicking the following link: www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/publishing.nsf/Content/Classification-changes.