Changes to the GP registration system by the RACGP
18th June 2018 | Uncategorized
The Specialist Pathway Program is closing
You can access your existing application via the SPP online portal. Once you have submitted your completed application, it will be assessed and you will be advised of your categorisation by the end of October 2018.
What is the Specialist Recognition Program?
The following comes from the FAQs about the new SRP programme (I’ve included the information which we believe will apply to UK or Irish trained GPs with MRCGP (MICGP if trained in Ireland). There are separate rules for doctors who don’t have MRCGP / MICGP:
What happens after I obtain FAEG?
Following award of FAEG Substantially Comparable, doctors must:
• commence work in an RACGP-approved comprehensive Australian general practice position within six calendar
months of obtaining FAEG
• complete six months’ FTE work within the first 12 calendar months of commencing work
• undertake education activities to help orient them to Australian general practice
• satisfactorily complete the workplace-based assessment (WBA) within six months’ FTE of commencing work.
After six months’ FTE work, an audit will be conducted by the RACGP:
• Compliant doctors will be issued with a Fellowship certificate and invited to graduate.
• Non-compliant doctors may be allowed further time to complete the requirements or may be required to
complete the WBA again, at the full discretion of the RACGP and at the cost of the doctor.
• Non-compliant doctors may be reported to the Medical Board of Australia for lack of compliance.
What is the workplace-based assessment?
The WBA will include:
• patient surveys
• supervisor/mentor reports
• a candidate self-reflection on the differences between practice in Australia and the country in which the
specialist medical degree was awarded
• developing a learning plan using the RACGP planning learning and need (PLAN) tool
• an RACGP peer reviewer visiting your practice.
Substantially Comparable doctors must complete the WBA within six months’ FTE of commencing work in
Australia. They may be required to complete an additional WBA if they do not meet the required standard.
Partially Comparable doctors must complete the WBA within six months’ FTE of commencing work in Australia.
Doctors who do not satisfactorily complete the WBA within six months’ FTE of commencing work must repeat the
assessment and may be subject to review before enrolling in the Fellowship examinations.