Fellowship Options

You get to choose which Fellowship to train toward. Read below to find out more about the pathways that each College offers.

Fellowship Options

Within the first six months of your training, you will need to decide whether to train towards a Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). Both Fellowships will allow you to work as a vocationally-registered GP anywhere in Australia.

Choosing which Fellowship to work towards is a very personal choice that only you can make. It is important that you look into the program structure, curriculum and exams. In some cases, registrars may choose to train towards both Fellowships.

For more information regarding the AGPT program and how to apply, visit the AGPT website.

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Training towards a Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) through the AGPT is a four-year program consisting of:

  • twelve months (2 x six months) Core Clinical Training Time
  • twenty-four months (4 x six months) Primary Rural and Remote Terms
  • twelve months (2 x six months) Advanced Specialised Training.

The FACRRM is primarily focused towards preparing you for a career in the rural or remote locations.

Further information about ACRRM's training requirements are on the College website.

For details on ACRRM’s membership requirements for GP registrars visit their College membership page.

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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Training towards a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) is a three-year program with an optional fourth year to obtain a Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

The FRACGP consists of:

  • twelve months Hospital Training Time
  • eighteen months General Practice Terms
  • six months Extended Skills training.

The FARGP (optional fourth year) consists of:

  • twelve months Advanced Skills Training.

The FARGP is for those seeking additional training and experience relevant to a career in rural general practice.

Further information about RACGP's training requirements are on the College website.

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