Curriculum & fellowship
The curriculum for GP training developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). The curriculum underpins how GP Registrars are trained and the requirements they must fulfil to achieve fellowship. A college fellowship recognises the ability of a general practitioner to practice independently.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Information about the RACGP curriculum is only available on the college website. On the Curriculum page within the grey Curriculum box there is a tab labelled ‘Statement Chapters’ where you will find the detailed curriculum documents, including the learning objectives for each stage of GP professional life.
The RACGP offers Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and the Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP). The FARGP is designed to assist general practitioners working in rural and remote areas. It can be undertaken by those who already hold the FRACGP, or if you are working towards achieving the FRACGP you can prepare for the FARGP concurrently or in the 4th year of your training program.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
ACRRM’s website provides information about its curriculum which is in two parts. The Primary curriculum covers the core learning outcomes. The Advanced Specialised Training curricula covers the disciplines which can be undertaken in the fourth year of training. The Fellowship Vocational Training Handbook provides further information.
ACRRM’s curriculum prepares candidates for their Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM), they also provide information about the assessment for FACRRM on their website, including this publication, Assessment for Fellowship of ACRRM
Current preparation for ACRRM and RACGP fellowships
Talk with the training providers you are interested in, to determine whether they can accommodate you with a training program which will allow you to meet the requirements of both fellowships.