In light of some EV Hospital Seminars being cancelled during March and April, we have developed this page to summarise the presentation content. In addition to the information provided here, we advise future applicants to also visit our YouTube channel – links to some videos are provided at the bottom of this page.

Why General Practice?

  • Diversity of medicine – every day is different
  • Training and career flexibility
  • Portability of career
  • Team based approach

What Makes a Good GP?

  • Ability to deal with uncertainty
  • Interest in people and holistic care
  • Good communication skills
  • Broad clinical skills
  • Want independence in well supported environment

Training Organisations

In Australia there are 9 training organisations. In Victoria, there are two – EV GP Training in Eastern Victoria and MCCC GP Training in Western Victoria.

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Eligibility

  • Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • General Registration
More info on eligibility here

Pathway Options

General Pathway

  • Train in urban, outer metro and/or rural locations.
  • Complete 12 months in a prescribed location – outer metro, non-capital city or Aboriginal Medical Service.

Rural Pathway

  • For those committed and passionate about training and working in rural.
  • Doctors under the 10 Year Moratorium train in this pathway.
  • Rural pathway registrars have access to financial subsidies.
  • Rural practice provides many opportunities for procedural medicine.

Hospital Experience

Prior to commencing GP Terms, doctors must have completed rotations of at least 10-13 weeks duration in:

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency (8 weeks)
  • Paediatrics (or equivalent)

Other rotations are required that provide a breadth of experience.

If undertaking the ACRRM Fellowship, registrars are required to have completed rotations in anaesthetics and obstetrics during their training.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Plan your hospital experience and collect your feedback forms if you might apply for RPL.

 

Basic Life Support

  • All registrars need to have completed BLS within 12 months of starting in their first general practice placement.
  • Courses need to meet GP college standards and need to be checked with your preferred training organisation.
  • More information can be found on the GP College websites (ACRRM and RACGP).

AGPT Program Structure

GP Term Option

Aboriginal Medical Service

There are over 24 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in urban and regional settings throughout Victoria.

Gain extensive exposure to a wide range of complex, clinical presentations including chronic disease management; and learn about preventative health care, health promotion and public health.

Experience theĀ  unique Aboriginal holistic model of health in a welcoming, comprehensive primary healthcare setting, within a multi-disciplinary clinical support team.

Extended Skills Post

For doctors interested in a 6 months term to focus on one particular area/specialty.
Some examples include:

Obstetrics Disability Academic
HIV Medicine Sports Medicine Forensic Medicine
Anaesthetics Sexual Health Family Planning
Addiction Medicine Palliative Care Emergency Medicine

It is possible to develop your own post with the help of your Training Organisation. Contact EV for more information about posts.

Do You Want to Apply?

  • Applications are made directly to RACGP or ACRRM.
  • In the online application, applicants preference Regional Training Organisations (if you want to train wqith us in Eastern Victoria, you would preference EV GP Training)
  • Your eligibility will then be checked with the GP College you apply to. If eligible, you will move through to the assessment stage with the relevant GP College.
  • Applicants who preference EV, and are successful in their college assessment, will be interviewed by EV.

For more information on how to apply…

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Steps to Apply

  • Decide your college Fellowship endpoint
  • Check if you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Research your pathway, either Rural or General
  • Apply online with your chosen College
  • Pay the relevant college application fee
  • During the application you will preference Eastern Victoria as your training region, and select either General or Rural Pathway
  • Participate in assessment with your chosen College
  • If shortlisted, attend a face-to-face interview with EV