The Practice Experience Program

Are you on overseas trained or non-vocationally registered doctor looking to work as a general practitioner in Australia?

To practise independently as a GP in Australia, you need to achieve a Fellowship in general practice. The RACGP’s new Practice Experience Program (PEP), is a self-directed education program designed to support non-vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship.

PEP Standard Stream

PEP standard stream is designed for non-vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors who don’t hold specialist qualifications or whose comparability assessment has deemed them as non-comparable.

PEP Specialist Stream

For international medical graduates (IMGs) with overseas specialist qualifications who wish to qualify for Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP).

Details regarding PEP eligibility, selection, clinical requirements, program content and policies are available on the RACGP website.

All enquiries regarding this program should be directed to the RACGP.

What is WAGPET's involvement in the program?

Once enrolled in the relevant PEP stream, you will be allocated a regional training organisation who will support you throughout the program. In WA, this is WAGPET.

Support takes several forms:

You will have a WAGPET medical educator (ME), who will mentor and support you with feedback and assistance to develop your learning plan, as well as monitoring your progress and performance throughout each term.

Assessment and feedback will be delivered in your workplace, or via face to face workshops, and is designed to help improve your performance as a GP and prepare you for your fellowship exams.

You will also have a WAGPET Program Administrator who will assist with the coordination of your assessment activities and help you to stay on track throughout the training program.

For further information, please refer to the WAGPET PEP Participant Handbook