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Mandatory Hospital Experience

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) stipulate the minimum requirement registrars have to meet to become eligible to undertake the community General Practice component of their training.  This is referred to as ‘GP readiness’.

JCU conducts a Pre-entry Meeting with successful applicants prior to their training commencement to review their hospital experience to determine their ‘GP readiness’ and eligibility to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Each hospital rotation must be:

  • 10 - 12 weeks duration, full-time equivalent,
  • Undertaken within the past 5 years,
  • Undertaken in an accredited Australian or New Zealand major teaching hospital.

Rotations undertaken as an intern can count towards mandatory hospital rotations so long as they were undertaken in an accredited Australian or New Zealand hospital.

Please review the document below for further details of the colleges’ mandatory hospital term and other mandatory requirements and the evidence to collect in preparation for training.

PRE-ENTRY - JCU's college mandatory hospital requirements guidance document


Please consult the ACRRM Fellowship Handbook (p. 8-10) for alternative options to meet the Paediatric, Anaesthetic and Obstetrics & Gynaecology requirements.

Contact us if you have questions specific to your own hospital experience or to book a meeting with one of our team.


Further information
ACRRM: www.acrrm.org.au        RACGP: www.racgp.org.au        AGPT: www.agpt.com.au 

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