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COVID-19 Information for registrars, supervisors and training posts

How to apply

Selection into the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is a highly competitive merit-based process and involves a three or four-year full-time commitment depending on your choice of fellowship.

AGPT 2021 applications open on Monday 23 March 2020 and close on Monday 11 May 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 AGPT 2021 Selection

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

    Monday 23 March 2020 Applications Open at 10am (AEDT)
    Wednesday 8 April 2020 JCU GP Training Webinar - register here
    Monday 11 May 2020 Applications Close at 10am (AEST)

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

    Friday 10 July 2020 JCU GP ACRRM Multiple Mini Interviews 
    Sunday 11 July 2020 JCU GP ACRRM Multiple Mini Interviews 
    Saturday 25 July 2020 JCU GP RACGP Multiple Mini Interviews 
    Wednesday 29 July 2020 JCU GP RACGP Multiple Mini Interviews 
    Saturday 1 August 2020 JCU GP RACGP Multiple Mini Interviews 
    Sunday 2 August 2020 JCU GP RACGP Multiple Mini Interviews 
    Thursday 6 August 2020 JCU GP RACGP Multiple Mini Interviews
    Monday 3 August to Wednesday 5 August 2020 JCU GP ACRRM and RACGP Training Offers distributed to successful candidates
    Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 August 2020 ACRRM offers distributed 
    Monday 10 August 2020 RACGP offers distributed
    Monday 10 August 2020 ACRRM offer acceptances due to JCU
    Thursday 21 August 2020 RACGP offer acceptances due to JCU

    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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