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I’m interested in general practice – but how do I actually become a GP?

When applying to the Australian General Practice Training Program, registrars elect to train on either the Rural, Rural Generalist or General Pathway. These pathways determine the geographical area where a registrar will train, not the content of their general practice training:

Rural Pathway – for those who wish to train and work in rural and remote areas. Both the RACGP and ACRRM offer Rural Pathway training.

Rural Generalist Pathway – for those who wish to train and work in rural and remote areas. Both the RACGP and ACRRM offer Rural Pathway training.

General Pathway – for those who wish to train and work in metropolitan areas. Only the RACGP offers General Pathway training, but registrars on the General Pathway can still undertake rural placements.

ACRRM’s General Practice Training Program is a 4-year program that results in the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM). All registrars training with ACRRM are automatically training on the Rural Generalist Pathway.

The RACGP’s General Practice Training Program is a 3-year program that results in the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP), with the option of undertaking an additional year of training to obtain Rural Generalist qualifications (FRACGP-RG).

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