Practice owners encouraged to boost PEP participation

Morgan Liotta

13/08/2019 3:57:36 PM

Expressions of interest for the Practice Experience Program are now open, with applications for the 2020 intake open from 19 August.

PEP poster
The PEP marketing campaign includes materials for general practice staff rooms.

The RACGP Practice Experience Program (PEP) provides educational support for non–vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors to help them prepare for Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP).
Expressions of interest for the PEP are now open until 18 August. Applications to start the PEP in January 2020 will be open from 19 August until 13 September. The RACGP launched a marketing campaign on 5 August, calling on practice owners to encourage non-VR doctors to apply for the PEP.
Doctors undertaking the PEP within a Modified Monash Model (MMM) 2–7 location will be able to access a PEP provider number, which means full A1 Medicare rebates and an increase of up to 20% of their current rebates.
Supporting participation in the PEP can Joining the pathway to FRACGP and recognition as a specialist GP will also help to improve doctors’ skills and efficiency, and boost workforce confidence.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health initiative, all doctors working in a general practice setting must be on an accredited pathway to attain FRACGP by January 2022.
From January 2022, it will be compulsory for non-VR doctors who do not have a specialist qualification to complete an approved program – including the PEP or the Australian General Practice Training Program, to be eligible to sit the FRACGP exams.
Further information about the PEP is available on the RACGP website.

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Dr Rajgowri Ratnavelar   15/08/2019 1:43:54 PM

PEP program is very important for the OTD to understand the local system and the requirement to engage with good patient care. I have been a Mentor for the past 20 years and an examiner for the college highly appreciate this program. Currently we are hosting a PEP candidate and it is a challenging and rewarding experience. I will be very keen to continue to support suitable PEP candidate in our practice. Our practice is very suitable for the overseas trained Doctors to be in a multicultural environment to practice and learn the system.

Dr Zheng Wang   19/08/2019 12:24:48 AM

It is important to overseas graduated doctor to familiar with local health system and policy, protocol and guideline before they practice independently . it is benefit for both local community health and doctor themselves for practice safety and efficacy .I am a oversea trained doctor , I have good patient feed back ,because I completed full RACGP training program, that ensured me applied local health system and policy properly and correctly.