Australian General Practice Training

Don’t let the ‘general’ in ‘general practitioner fool you. GPs are specialists. Like all medical specialists, to be a GP takes an extended period of specialised training. To practice independently as a GP in Australia, you need to achieve a fellowship in general practice training.

Fellowship signifies that a doctor has been assessed as competent across the core skills of general practice, enabling him or her to practice safely and unsupervised in Australia. The best pathway to fellowship is on the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. The AGPT program is an Australian Government funded initiative, currently facilitated by nine regional training organisations across Australia.  WA General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET) is one of those regional training organisations and the provider of the AGPT program in WA, offering registrars the real world experience, insights and knowledge needed to become the best GPs they can be.

Offered through two colleges, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the program WAGPET facilitates consists of either three or four years of full-time, on-the-job training with the opportunity to practice medicine in urban, outer metro, rural and remote locations. The program can also be completed part-time. Watch the video above for more information.

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