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New round of PEP positions for non-VR doctors


Paul Hayes


6/02/2019 11:25:45 AM

The RACGP has announced a second intake for its new Practice Experience Program, with a further 200 places to become available.

The second PEP intake will commence in July, with submissions open from Monday 11 February.
The second PEP intake will commence in July, with submissions open from Monday 11 February.

Delivered Australia-wide in partnership with Regional Training Organisations (RTOs), the Practice Experience Program (PEP) is a self-directed education program designed to support non-vocationally (non-VR) registered doctors on their journey to RACGP Fellowship.
 
The first PEP intake commenced on 14 January, with more than 200 doctors signing up to the program.
 
A second intake will commence in July, with a further 200 positions available. Mid-year submissions will open via the PEP website on Monday 11 February.
 
The PEP is designed to provide increased educational support and boost exam results for more than 3000 non-VR doctors throughout Australia. From 2022 onwards, it will be compulsory for all doctors to complete an RACGP-approved program in order to be able to sit the RACGP exams.
 
Applicants commencing the PEP from 2020 onwards must sit a compulsory program entry assessment during 2019 as part of their eligibility requirements. There will be three opportunities to sit the PEP entry assessment – April, July and November. (Further details regarding the PEP entry assessment will be available on the website from Monday 11 February.)
 
To be eligible for the PEP, applicants must:

  • hold current Australian medical registration
  • have a job or a job offer delivering general practice services in Australia
  • hold a valid general practice experience assessment with at least one year of assessed Australian general practice experience (full-time equivalent). 
Visit the PEP website or email pepadmin@racgp.org.au for more information. Those participating in the PEP can now access its online portal by logging in to the RACGP website.



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