Changes to the RACGP Registration Process

The RACGP has announced that they are going to change the way that they register overseas-trained GPs from Sep 1st 2019. From this date, applicants will only be given Fellowship (ie equivalence with an Australian trained GP) after that GP has worked for 12 months under supervision, in a rural area. Their definition of “rural” is based on the official Australian “Monash Model” and they’ve specified MMM2 or above. These re typically at least 45 mins to 1 hr from a city centre. If you link to this map, it will show the exact locations of the MMM2 etc: http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/locator
Click the Modified Monash Model tab on the right hand side and then zoom in or input the name of the city / town

This link is to the RACGP website with more details on the changes: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/imgs/fellowship-pathways/fellowship-programs-for-imgs/practice-experience-program/practice-experience-program-specialist-stream

Working with Monique and Martina in Australia, (UK GP applying from New Zealand) made the laborious and pedantic process of applying for GP Fellowship and Australian registration much easier than trying to do this alone. It was still a long process but the team helped every step of the way, and were happy to liaise with the AMC, RACGP or AHPRA when needed. They worked hard to secure a good GP position for me, and overall I highly recommend and thank them for all their help in the process of relocating to Australia as a GP.
Dr U. M.