Fellowship Programs

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Fellow Support Program

What is the Fellowship Support Program (FSP)?

The FSP is a new education and training program to support doctors on the General Practice Experience (GPE) Pathway when the Department of Health subsidy for the Practice Experience Program (PEP) ends in June 2023.

  • Self-funded
  • 24-month program (four semesters) 
  • Two intakes per year
  • Applications for the first intake will open on Monday 4 July 2022 (until Friday 15 July 2022), with eligible applicants completing the entry assessment in October 2022.
  • First intake commences on 23 January 2023

  • Australian or New Zealand Citizenship, or Temporary or Permanent resident.
  • General or limited medical registration (Level 2 supervision and above, at the point of application, only) enabling full scope of practice.
  • Must be employed or have an employment offer in comprehensive general practice in an MMM 2-7 location at the time of application.
  • Must work in a training location that complies with the General Practice Fellowship Program Placement Guidelines if a Provider Number under the FSP is required.
  • Eligible applicants will be required to enrol in the FSP entry assessment.

Applicants must have a minimum of one exam semester remaining to complete all Fellowship examinations, as per the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy.

  • FSP entry assessment – Candidate Assessment Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT-FSP)
    Cost: $725 AU
  • Year 1 (cost per semester)
    Cost: With own Supervisor: $10,000 AUD/per semester, With remote Supervision: $13,000 AUD/per semester
  • Year 2 (cost per semester)
    Cost: With own Supervisor: $6,000 AUD/per semester, With remote Supervision: $8,000 AUD/per semester
  • RACGP Membership fee (Registrar) 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023 (pro-rata)
    Cost: $483 AUD per year

  • Workplace-based assessments and learning activities to inform training and progress towards Fellowship.
  • Regular case-review and supervision by accredited supervisors.
  • Individualised support from a Program Training Advisor and Medical Educator Mentor.
  • Small and large group learning opportunities.
  • Access to the RACGP curriculum-based education modules and focused exam preparation resources.