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    Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Query

    Does anyone know how the AGPT program works in terms of one being a Registrar, exams and becoming FRACGP qualified?

    Also, I am wondering does the trajectory work as follows to become a procedural GP:
    5 yrs med school
    1 yr PGY1 (Intern)
    1 yr doing a Masters (residency)
    3-yrs (Registrar to FRACGP through AGPT program with PGY2 and PGY3 embedded) ??Extended skills training/ exams-- held where??
    1 yr Advanced (rural) skills

    Thanks for any insights.
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    Re: Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Query

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    Re: Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Query

    Your residency counts towards your training. So FRACGP fellowship should be obtained at the end of PGY4 if there are no hiccups. If you want to do rural you're better off doing ACRRM rather than FRACGP and that pathway is different. By procedural GP you mean?

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    Re: Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Query

    Quote Originally Posted by Medman View Post
    Your residency counts towards your training. So FRACGP fellowship should be obtained at the end of PGY4 if there are no hiccups. If you want to do rural you're better off doing ACRRM rather than FRACGP and that pathway is different. By procedural GP you mean?
    Thanks Medman,
    I thought I was thinking about it in the right way if all goes well and I pursue the FRACGP pathway. However, the ultimate dream would be to perhaps do a conjoint Fellowship between FRACGP and FRACP General Medicine & Acute care after being accepted and completing JMP

    Procedural GP's are doctors who have a specialised skill in a particular area of medicine, such as:
    GP Obstetrician
    GP Anaesthetist
    GP Emergency Physician, and so forth.

    Those type of doctors can become GP VMO’s with Procedural (Advanced) skills. If you have a look on the HNE Health jobs page under medical you will see some of those positions currently listed.
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    Re: Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Query

    You can do FARGP instead of FRACGP which is another option. If rural and procedural work is what you want to do then you're better off with FARGP or FACCRM.

    Regardless you can think about this later when you've made it into medicine first.

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    Re: Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Query

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat92 View Post
    Procedural GP's are doctors who have a specialised skill in a particular area of medicine, such as:
    GP Obstetrician
    GP Anaesthetist
    GP Emergency Physician, and so forth.
    You would usually need something like an additional year each for specialties such as anaesthesia or obstetrics. A FACRRM should cover the ED side of things? Haven't heard of a dual FRACP and FRACGP, and I'm not sure how easy it would be juggle (might vastly extend your training).

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    Re: Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Query

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat92 View Post
    Procedural GP's are doctors who have a specialised skill in a particular area of medicine, such as:
    GP Obstetrician
    GP Anaesthetist
    GP Emergency Physician, and so forth.
    You would usually need something like an additional year each for specialties such as anaesthesia or obstetrics. A FACRRM should cover the ED side of things? Haven't heard of a dual FRACP and FRACGP, and I'm not sure how easy it would be juggle (might vastly extend your training).

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