Why does my RACGP time assessment have an expiry date?

Why does my RACGP time assessment have an expiry date?

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Why does my RACGP time assessment have an expiry date?


The RACGP have been putting expiry dates on their RACGP time assessments since March 2016. This is because RACGP want to encourage you to complete your FRACGP exams as quickly as possible, in line with AHPRA.  


It is motivating, as RACGP will only assess the past 10 years of your experience so if a GP doesn’t complete their fellowship exams within the first 3 year after completing their time assessment, then they’ll be required to get their time assessed again- without the 3 years. In a lot of cases, this won’t make a dramatic difference as your experience may be in the past 5 – 6 years, but for some doctors with a large practice gap, the consequences could be significant.


If this happens to you, it will mean working in Australia longer until you are eligible for fellowship.


How Can We Help?

Our team help General Practitioners both with finding jobs and helping with the full applications process including finding the best pathway to fellowship for you and your life goals. If we can help, please contact us at [email protected].  


People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.

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