When we’re starting someone fresh to the industry, the Acronyms make their heads swirl! Here is a handy guide for you. It isn’t all inclusive but we will keep adding to it!
|ACRRM||Australian College of Rural And Remote Medicine||https://www.acrrm.org.au/|
|ADGP||Australian Divisions of General Practice|
|AGPT||Australian General Practice Training||https://www.peoplemedical.com.au/australian-general-practice-training/|
|AHPRA||Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency||https://www.ahpra.gov.au/|
|AKT||Applied Knowledge Test|
|AMA||Australian Medical Association|
|AMC||Australian Medical Council||An independent national standards body for medical education and training|
|AON||Area Of Need|
|CCE||Clinical Competency Exam||Formerly OSCE|
|CPD||Continuing Professional Development||https://www.peoplemedical.com.au/cpd-continued-professional-development/|
|CV||Curriculum Vitae||Also known as a ‘Resume’|
|DWS||District of Workforce Shortage||19AB, the “Moratorium”|
|FACRRM||Fellowship of Australian College of Rural And Remote Medicine|
|FSP||Fellowship Support Program||https://www.peoplemedical.com.au/fellowship-support-program/|
|FRACGP||Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners|
|GP Trainee||GP Registrar|
|GPRA||General Practice Registrars Australia|
|IME||Institute of Medical Education||https://imemedical.com/|
|IMG||International Medical Graduate|
|KFP||Key Feature Problem|
|MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery|
|MMM||Modified Monash Model|
|OSCE||Objective Structured Clinical Exam||Now CCE|
|OTD||Overseas Trained Doctor|
|PESCI||Pre-Employment Structured Clinical Interview||https://www.peoplemedical.com.au/pesci/|
|RACGP||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners||https://www.racgp.org.au/|
|RDAA||Rural Doctors Association of Australia||https://www.rdaa.com.au/|
|RGTS||Rural Generalist Training Scheme|
|ROMPS||Rural Other Medical Practitioners Scheme|
|RPL||Recognition of Prior Learning||https://www.peoplemedical.com.au/recognition-for-prior-learning-rpl/|
|RRMA||Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas|
|RVTS||Remote Vocational Training Scheme||https://rvts.org.au/|
|VMO||Visiting Medical Officer|
|VR||Vocationally Registered||When someone has completed their fellowship exams and are a ‘Specialist’|
Got more acronyms? Email email@example.com to have yours added!
Note: The information presented above has been updated as of 2023-09-12.
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