General Practice Updates

In a constantly changing environment, we summarise the most important updates for General Practitioners. 

This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • The Department of Health
  • RVTS
  • RACGP
  • Medical Board of Australia

and Check-ins with

  • OET
  • AMC

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-

Total Coronavirus Cases – 

There have been a total of 27,554 cases in Australia. Of that 25,067 have recovered and 907 have died. There have been 14 new cases in the last 24 hours, with 199 current active cases. 

Find more: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

RVTS-

RVTS round 3 – 

RVTS have decided to open applications for a third intake round. Applications opened on the 28th of October and will close on the 11th of November. 

Apply here: https://rvts.org.au/ 

RACGP-

AKT and KFP exams – 

RACGP have confirmed that the new date for the AKT is the 5th of December, and the new date for the KFP is the 4th of December. Doctors who sat the postponed exam have been sent an email with more details.

CHECK INS-

English Language Tests– 

As of October 2020, test providers indicate that testing in Australia is available in all states and territories, except Victoria.

AMC MCQ- 

The AMC MCQ Examinations have commenced on a staged basis and where possible. 

AMC Clinical-

The AMC have confirmed that they are developing an alternative clinical exam which will be delivered online via Zoom!  

The online exam will involve an invigilator, a simulated patient, and the candidate and will be recorded and marked after the exam by an AMC examiner. The alternative clinical examination will still be 14 scored stations and two unscored stations and the required pass mark will continue to be 10 or higher. 

AMC intends to provide a date for the recommencement late November. Their current plan is to recommence February 2021.

3GA PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES:

  • AGPT applications are currently closed for the year
  • RVTS applications are open until the 11th of November. 
  • PEP applications are closing on the 29th of October. 
  • ACRRM Independent Pathway intake is currently closed for the year.

EXAMS:

Good Luck to our doctors sitting the Remote Clinical Exam on November 5th!

DID WE MISS SOMETHING IMPORTANT?

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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? 

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