Fellowship Options

You get to choose which Fellowship to train towards, find out more about the pathways that each College offers.

Fellowship Options

Within the first six months of your training you will need to decide whether to train towards a Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). Both Fellowships will allow you to work as a vocationally registered GP anywhere in Australia.

Choosing which Fellowship to work towards is a very personal choice that only you can make. It is important that you look into the program structure, curriculum and exams. In some cases registrars may choose to train towards both Fellowships.

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Training towards a Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) through the AGPT is a four year program consisting of:

  • 12 months (2x 6 months) Core Clinical Training Time
  • 24 months (4x 6 months) Primary Rural and Remote Terms
  • 12 month (2x 6 months) Advanced Specialised Training

The FACRRM is primarily focused towards preparing you for a career in the rural or remote locations.

Further information about ACRRM's training requirements are on their college website.

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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Training towards a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner (FRACGP) is a three year program with an optional fourth year to obtain a Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

The FRACGP consists of:

  • 12 months Hospital Training Time
  • 18 months General Practice Terms
  • 6 months Extended Skills training

The FARGP (optional 4th year) consists of:

  • 12 months Advanced Skills Training

The FARGP is for those seeking additional training and experience relevant to a career in rural General Practice.

Please read the RACGP registrar membership FAQs.

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