2021 Academic Post Program

Build skills in research and critical thinking

The Australian General Practice Training program (AGPT) has designed this program to offer registrars the opportunity to build their skills in the areas of research, teaching and critical thinking through 12-month academic post training terms. The post is completed concurrently with clinical training requirements.

An academic post is an AGPT training term in which registrars learn academic skills through individualised research and learning plans with mentoring and support from MCCC, universities and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Participating in an MCCC Academic post provides exposure to research and teaching in an academic environment and encourages registrars to incorporate academic work into their careers. As registrars and in their future GP role, being able to identify, filter, critically appraise, interpret and apply quality evidence is becoming more and more vital.

How to apply

The application period for the 2021 RACGP Academic Post Program:

opens Monday 2 March 2020 and closes Monday 1 June 2020.

Information webinars will be held on the following days, providing information about the program as well as the application and selection process.

  • Thursday 20 February 2020 at 7pm AEDT (hosted by RACGP)
  • Tuesday 10 March (hosted by MCCC)
  • Thursday 12 March at 7pm AEDT (hosted by MCCC)

To register for a webinar, please contact the MCCC Research Team.


Read the 2021 RACGP Academic Post Program Application Guide for more information.

Watch the video (right) to hear from 2018 academic registrar, Dr Emiliy Kirkpatrick, and Dr Chris Barton, senior lecturer in primary health care from Monash Department of General Practice, on how to to prepare a quality application for the RACGP Academic Post Program.