Many doctors are asking if the PEPEA is required for July 2019 intakes of the PEP program, so we thought we would summarise the new requirements:
WHAT IS PEPEA?
PEPEA stands for Practice Experience Program (PEP) Entry Assessment.
This is a test which includes both Clinical Applied Knowledge questions and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) questions – to assess a candidate’s judgement in a range of professional scenarios.
WHEN WILL PEPEA BE REQUIRED?
Applicants for July 2019 PEP intake will not be required to sit the PEPEA.
If you are applying to commence the PEP program in 2020, you’ll be required to sit the PEPEA.
WHEN CAN I APPLY TO SIT FOR PEPEA?
PEPEA will be held in April 2019, July 2019, and November 2019. However, RACGP has confirmed from 2020 onwards PEPEA will be offered on a quarterly basis throughout the year.
Here is the upcoming PEPEA application dates for 2020 PEP applicants:
- 18th of February 2019 – 15th of March 2019
- 01st of May 2019 – 28th of June 2019
- 19th of August 2019 – 13th of September 2019.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PEPEA?
There are a few key points to be aware of, including the following:
Number of PEPEA attempts –
- You’ll only be able to attempt PEPEA once per year. If unsuccessful, you won’t be able to apply for the PEP program until the following year.
Where will PEPEA be held? –
- You can sit for PEPEA in most major cities in Australia, including Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, and Hobart.
Is the PEPEA like AGPT’s CAAKT? –
As the first round of PEPEA has not yet open, this isn’t something we can confirm. However, RACGP have provided links to AGPT’s CAAKT to be used as a tool when preparing to sit for the PEPEA. It might be worth looking into the AGPT CAAKT for further insight on how to prepare and what to expect.
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