Australian General Practice Training

An introduction to Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) for medical students.

Australian General Practice Training

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program provides training and education to prepare doctors to sit Fellowship exams with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and/or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to gain specialist registration as a general practitioner.

WAGPET delivers the AGPT program in Western Australia and offers GP registrars the opportunity to complete training at quality-accredited training facilities across WA.

Offered as a three or four-year program, it is designed to reflect the flexibility and variety a career in general practice offers. The AGPT program allows registrars to tailor their training to build the best foundations for their future.

Colleges and Program Structure

To gain specialist registration as a general practitioner in Australia, you need to obtain Fellowship with either the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) and/or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). The AGPT program has been developed to meet the training and education outcomes set by the colleges.

The FACRRM is a four-year program, specifically designed for those who are comitted to practising rurally.

The FRACGP is a three-year program, with the option to study an additional year to gain Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

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"It has been a great experience and journey during my training with WAGPET. I joined in January 2013 as a WAGPET GP registrar and I will say it is the best training program that I have ever experienced.

The College and WAGPET have been very supportive. It is a very structured training program. The various practices that I have worked have been fantastic and you also have various teaching sessions outside of the practice including a day of regional training each month in addition to workshops at WAGPET."

Dr Michael Kurian, GP registrar 2013-2015