Applications for 2022 open now!

Contact a member of our team if you have any questions about your application.

Applications for 2022 will be open until11:59pm (AEST) Tuesday 20 April 2021.

ACRRM

An ACRRM fellowship is designed to expose registrars to a diverse range of health issues to prepare them for the challenges of rural and remote healthcare.

RACGP

Offering both a general or rural pathway option, the RACGP fellowship is designed to equip doctors with the skills and knowledge they need to practise as a GP in both metropolitan and rural locations.

Am I eligible for the AGPT program?

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Am I eligible for the AGPT program?

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In order to be eligible to apply for the 2021 AGPT program you must have: 

  1. General registration or be eligible to be granted it by the time you are due to commence the training program.
  2. Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency or be granted your permanent residency by close of applications.

How do I apply to the AGPT program?

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How do I apply to the AGPT program?

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Applications are made through the college of your choice via their website. Please refer to the ACRRM and RACGP websites to apply

Can I apply outside the national application dates?

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Can I apply outside the national application dates?

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No, all applications to the AGPT program must be made through the national application process.

What is Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 and how do I know if I am subject to it?

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What is Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 and how do I know if I am subject to it?

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This Act restricts access to Medicare benefits and requires those subject to it to work in a district of workforce shortage (DWS) for a period of ten years from when they first become registered in Australia. It applies to overseas trained doctors (OTDs) and foreign graduates of accredited medical schools (FGAMS) who gained their first Australian medical registration after 1 January 1997. If you are unsure about your moratorium status, please contact the Department of Health by email at 19AB@health.gov.au.

I haven’t completed the mandatory hospital experience, can I still apply?

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I haven’t completed the mandatory hospital experience, can I still apply?

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Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria, you are able to apply. You can complete the required mandatory hospital experience during the first year of the program. Please note that you will not be able to commence your community GP placements until you have completed the mandatory hospital experience.