EV GP Training Applicant Guide

GP Training in Eastern Victoria

APPLICANT GUIDE

1. GP TRAINING IN EASTERN VICTORIA

2.  PATHWAYS IN EASTERN VICTORIA

There are lots of good reasons to train in Eastern Victoria • Train in Metropolitan, Regional or Rural training settings • You choose either RACGP or ACRRM GP College Fellowship • Experience accredited supervisors in dynamic training practices • You will be in a well-supported teaching and training environment • You choose your career direction and follow your passions • Opportunities to extend your skills in procedural work

ACRRM (FACRRM)

RACGP (FRACGP FARGP)

College

Rural

Rural

General

Pathway

CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF HERE?

Rural Training Region

Rural Training Region

Metropolitan Training Region

Location

Victoria

GENERAL PATHWAY

Eastern Victoria

Whittlesea

Mallacoota

Orbost

Healesville

Bairnsdale

Hawthorn

Pakenham

Sale

Cranbourne

Warragul Traralgon

Mornington

Foster Churchill

Wonthaggi

• Complete all or most of your training in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan area. • Complete twelve months of training in a prescribed location – outer metropolitan, non- capital city or Aboriginal Medical Service.

Whittlesea

Eastern Victoria

Mallacoota

Yarra Glen

Healesville

Epping

Hurstbridge

Orbost

Banyule

Coldstream

Bairnsdale Lakes Entrance

Warburton

Hawthorn

Nunawading

RURAL PATHWAY

Glen Eira

St Kilda Brighton

Emerald

Scoresby

Heyeld Maffra Sale

Neerim South

Mordialloc

Cranbourne Dandenong

Pakenham

• For doctors committed and passionate about training and working in rural general practice, you complete the majority of your training in rural areas. • International medical graduates and foreign graduates from accredited medical schools subject to Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 are required to train in the Rural Pathway.

Warragul

Frankston

Moe Morwell

Traralgon

Koo-Wee-Rup

Mornington

Churchill

Sorrento

Balnarring

Korumburra

Cowes

Rural training region

Leongatha

Yarram

Wonthaggi

Foster

Metro training region

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3.  FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE WITH RACGP (including optional FARGP)

F l ex i b l e or concur rent sequence ava i l ab l e

months of Core Vocational Training 24

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THERE ARE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO EXTEND YOUR SKILLS

months of Hospital Training

months Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST)

(Optional)

Disciplines: • Emergency Medicine • General Medicine • General Surgery • Paediatrics •  Other rotations relevant to GP * or Recognition of Prior Learning

18 months of general practice

6 months of Extended Skills: • Community • Hospital • General Practice • Academic • Medical Education

One of the following: • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health • Academic Practice • Adult Internal Medicine • Anae sthetics • Emergency Medicine • Obstetrics & Gynaecology • Paediatrics

• Palliative Care • Mental Health

GPT1 1-6mths

GPT2 7-12mths

GPT3 13-18mths

ESP 19-24mths

Talk to us about how advanced procedural skills can fit into a

Rural Generalist Pathway

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4.  FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE WITH ACRRM

F l ex i b l e or concur rent sequence ava i l ab l e

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THERE ARE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

months of Hospital Training Core Generalist Training

months of Core Generalist Training (CGT)

months Advanced Skills Training (AST)

Disciplines: • Anaesthetics • Emergency Medicine

Any of the following: • Aboriginal Medical Service • Community or other post • General Practice • Rural Hospital

One of the following: • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health • Academic Practice • Adult Internal Medicine • Anae sthetics • Emergency Medicine • Obstetrics & Gynaecology • Paediatrics

TO ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS

• General Medicine • General Surgery • Obstetrics & Gynaecology • Paediatrics

or Recognition of Prior Learning

CGT 1 1-6mths

CGT 2 7-12mths

CGT 3 13-18mths

CGT 4 19-24mths

• Palliative Care • Mental Health

Talk to us about how advanced procedural skills can fit into a

Rural Generalist Pathway

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5.  HOSPITAL REQUIREMENTS

6.  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION

Certain hospital / core generalist training experience is considered mandatory preparation for the AGPT program and must be completed before commencing GP placements

Doctors applying for the AGPT program must have • Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or permanent residency • General Registration at the time they enter the program • Not be enrolled in another training program at the time they enter the AGPT program *EV does not accept applicants on any temporary visa subclass TSS. RACGP AND ACRRM UNDERTAKE ELIGIBILITY CHECKS FOR ALL CANDIDATES. RACGP and ACRRM have different selection processes, full details are outlined on their websites. Only eligible applicants move through to College AGPT Assessment. Applicants must pay an application fee to the relevant college. All enquires about eligibility and assessments should be directed to the GP Colleges

AGPT ELIGIBILITY

DURATION 8+ weeks* 10+ weeks*

Rotations Emergency General medicine General surgery Paediatrics

Undertaken in an accredited Australian and/or New Zealand hospital

A minimum 8 week term in an Emergency Department (ED).

Preferably a general medicine rotation or, if unavailable, a rotation that offers broad medical experience.

10+ weeks*

General surgery is preferred or, if unavailable, a surgical rotation that covers the principles of basic surgical care

10+ weeks*

A paediatric rotation must be undertaken in an accredited hospital and include child and adolescent health experience, with a high proportion of paediatric emergency attendances. It is acknowledged that securing a paediatric rotation can be difficult and not always possible. An alternative is to complete two ED rotations. ED rotations need to be undertaken in a department with a high percentage of paediatric presentations and the placement duration will depend on whether you are enrolled with RACGP and/or ACRRM. There may be other alternatives so it is recommended that you check whether your paediatric experience meets the requirements for training with the relevant college. Registrars must obtain hospital disciplines in a variety of other areas to demonstrate a breadth of experience. It is recommended that disciplines offer skills relevant to general practice. For example: obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), psychiatry, aged care or rehabilitation. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) registrars must undertake anaesthetics and O&G experience during their training but this does not need to be done before starting a general practice rotation.

COLLEGE ASSESSMENTS

10+ weeks*

Additional hospital rotations

RACGP www.racgp.org.au ACRRM www.acrrm.org.au

10+ weeks*

Interviews

If shortlisted by RACGP or ACRRM, you will then be required to attend an interview with EV.

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7. HOW TO APPLY

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Applications open. Apply via ACRRM and/or RACGP websites ACRRM applicants submit a written response to the ACRRM suitability assessment.

If shortlisted, GP Colleges notify EV of candidates for interview Eligible candidates will receive an email from EV prompting them to choose a date and time for their interview.

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Eligibility is checked by GP Colleges

EV interviews take place Applicants are required to attend an interview with EV – remote face-to-face - on the date/s scheduled. (dependent on Department of Health advice at the time)

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Eligible applicants undertake College Assessments

RACGP applicants

sit the CAAKT exam

ACRRM applicants

provide referee reports

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8.  WHAT DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED

9.  PROFESSION-LED TRAINING

The two GP Colleges, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) will be taking over the delivery of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program from 1 February, 2023.

WHEN YOU APPLY:

There are a number of documents required at the time of application and these relate to your medical qualification, proof of identity and citizenship.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR 2023 AGPT APPLICANTS?

WHEN YOU ARE ACCEPTED:

A pply to one or both of the Colleges and select a region to train in. Eligible applicants will move through the selection process (see Section 7 How to Apply) If selecting Eastern Victoria as your training region, interviews will be managed as follows: - RACGP – EV conducts interviews for RACGP - ACRRM – Interviews are conducted by ACRRM with EV representation

If successful in your application, you will need to provide documents to verify your hospital experience. This is particularly important for those doctors applying for Recognition

Training offers will be made to successful applicants by the relevant College and/or EV

of Prior Learning (RPL). This is done once doctors have been accepted into the program. A current CV is also required.

Successful applicants to Eastern Victoria will either commence in hospital or enter the EV practice match for a general practice placement

Tip Keep all relevant documentation during your hospital experience including assessments. It is much easier to collect this as you go, rather than request the information later on.

On commencement of the 2023 AGPT program on 6 February 2023 registrar training will be managed by the relevant College

Changes

will be minimal and designed to reduce the impact on doctors in the training program.

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10. ABORIGINAL HEALTH

11.  APPLICATION CHECKLIST

There are many opportunities to undertake a post in Aboriginal Health. Many registrars have had wonderful and enriching experiences working in one of the 5 Aboriginal Medical Services throughout our region

CONSIDER ABORIGINAL HEALTH DURING

A HANDY CHECKLIST TO SUMMARISE THE PROCESS:

YOUR GP TRAINING

“Choosing to do an Aboriginal Health placement as part of my GP training has been a wonderful experience. My favourite part of working at GEGAC is the truly collaborative approach – between patient, doctor, Aboriginal Health Worker, nurses and our amazing allied health team. I feel this holistic model exemplifies ‘best practice’ primary health care. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work within this community and not only build valuable clinical and communication skills but also a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and the meaning of holistic healthcare. I would definitely encourage anyone who has the chance to apply!” Dr Hannah Barry

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

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING AN EXPERIENCE LIKE HANNAH, CONTACT US.

Aboriginal Health Everybody’s business

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GP Training in Eastern Victoria

APPLICANT GUIDE

Eastern Victoria GP Training

P: 1300 851 753 E: enquiry@evgptraining.com.au W: evgptraining.com.au

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