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COVID-19 Information for registrars, supervisors and training posts

How to apply

Selection into the ACRRM and RACGP program is a highly competitive merit-based process and involves a three or four-year full-time commitment depending on your choice of fellowship.

  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) applications open 10 August and close 31 August 2020
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) applications open 31 August and close 21 September 2020

Stay up to date and register your interest with ACCRM and RACGP. Key dates are listed here. 

The application process is managed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM). Applicants must decide which fellowship they intend to pursue and apply directly to the relevant college.

Applicants should note that RACGP and ACRRM have different application processes. For details, please visit the individual college websites.

    More information:

    Step 1: Online Application

    Visit the college website of your choice and complete an online application form.

    Step 2: Eligibility Check

    Each college conducts a check on their applicants’ eligibility including Citizenship/PR status, medical qualification and AHPRA registration

    Step 3: Fee Payment

    Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you pay an application fee for the selection process to your chosen college(s).

    Step 4: Selection

    Each college has its own selection process. Please visit their websites for more details:

    Key dates for 2021 Selection

    Key dates for the first 2021 intake are listed below. For more details visit the RACGP or ACRRM websites.

    Monday 10 August 2020 ACRRM Applications Open at 10am (AEDT)
    Monday 31 August 2020 ACRRM Applications Close
    Friday 2 October 2020 ACRRM and RACGP Eligibility Outcomes Available
    17 - 20 October 2020 ACRRM MMIs
    Monday 9 November 2020 ACRRM Training Offers Distributed
    Monday 16 November 2020 ACRRM Training Offer Acceptances Due
    Monday 31 August 2020 RACGP Applications Open at 10am (AEDT)
    Monday 21 September 2020 RACGP Applications Close at 10 am (AEDT)
    19 - 23 October 2020 RACGP CAAKT Exam 
    Thursday 5 November 2020 RACGP CAAKT Outcomes
    Thursday 12 November 2020 RACGP Applicants Advised of Interview Allocations
    21 - 29 November 2020 RACGP MMIs 
    Monday 30 November 2020 RACGP Training Offers Distributed
    Thursday 10 December 2020 RACGP Training Offer Acceptances Due

    All Selection Interviews will be held by webinar.  JCU will conduct Multiple Mini Interviews using the Zoom platform.

    Further information
    ACRRM:        RACGP:        AGPT: 

    RACGP has launched a podcast series "Generally Speaking GP" on On the Wards featuring content produced fortnightly by GPs. Stay connected and informed with the GP community, watch the podcast here

    Podcast: General Practice Training and Junior Doctor Wellbeing. (33.41 mins)

    Dr Isabel Hanson talks about general practice training and the perks and challenges of a career as a General Practitioner, as well as junior doctor wellbeing.

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