General Practice Updates

General Practice Updates Australia | People Medical Consulting

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
  • AHPRA
  • AMC
  • ACRRM
  • RACGP
  • 3GA Programs

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-

Total Coronavirus Cases – 

Here’s a snapshot of Covid-19 situation in Australia*:

* table of Covid numbers taken from DOH

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

DPA or DWS classification – 

The Department of Health has released updates on the DPA and DWS status of areas. Changes can be viewed using the Health Workforce Locator. 

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator

AMC-

AMC MCQ Exam Dates and Venues – 

AMC MCQ exams scheduled until August 2023 are now available. Kindly check this link for the dates and venues:

https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/mcq/mcq-examination-events/

AMC Clinical Exam Dates and Venues – 

AMC will have Clinical exams from October to December 2022. Schedules of the October-November exams will be available once the August-September exam places are filled.

Clinical examination fees will increase from 1 January 2023.

ACRRM-

ACRRM Independent Pathway Applications – 

Applications and suitability assessment for the ACRRM IP January 2023 cohort will close on 22 August 2022.

Apply here: https://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/pathways/independent-pathway 

RGTS Applications – 

Applications for the ACRRM Rural Generalist Training Scheme January 2023 cohort are now closed.

AGPT-

AGPT Applications –

Applications for the 2023 Intake 2 will open on 01 August 2022.  

Click here for more information:

https://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/pathways/agpt

RVTS-

RVTS Applications – 

Applications for Intake 2 will be from 15 August to 4 September 2022.

Read here to know more: 

https://rvts.org.au/applicants/application_information#Enquire

RACGP-

RACGP makes it compulsory for non-VR doctors to be in any of its 3 approved programs, namely: AGPT, PEP or RVTS to be eligible for RACGP examinations. 

AGPT – 

Applications for AGPT’s 2nd intake will open on 8th August until 30th August. 

FSP-

Applications for the FSP are now closed. The first entry assessment will be conducted in October in time for the first intake which shall begin on 23 January 2023.

Click here for more details: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/imgs/fellowship-pathways/fellowship-programs-for-imgs/fellowship-support-program

AHPRA-

AHPRA’s public consultation on English language skills standards opened last July 13 and will end on 7 September. Registered medical practitioners are encouraged to participate in this endeavor to address gaps and ensure medical practice standards are met.

For more information, click here: 

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/2022-07-13-English-language-skills-registration-standards-public-consultation.aspx

3GA PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES:

  • ACRRM AGPT applications for 2023 Intake 2 will open on 01 August 2022.
  • RVTS applications for Intake 2 will be from 15 August to 4 September 2022.
  • Applications for the 2023 FSP are now closed. First entry exam will be in October 2022.
  • ACRRM Independent Pathway applications for the January cohort will close on 22 August 2022.
  • RGTS applications for the January 2023 cohort are now closed.
  • RACGP AGPT applications for 2nd intake will open from 8th to 30th August.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER IN 3RD QUARTERS OF 2022:

  • 4 Aug Release of CCE Results
  • 10 Aug Ekka People’s Day

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