2021 Academic Post Program

Build skills in research and critical thinking

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Academic Post Program offers registrars the opportunity to build their skills in the areas of research, teaching and critical thinking through a 12-month training term. The post is completed concurrently with clinical training requirements.

Registrars learn academic skills through individualised research and learning plans, with mentoring and support from MCCC, universities and their chosen College.

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)
  • Tuesday 31 March at 7pm AEDT (hosted by MCCC)

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

Additional details of the application process can be found in the RACGP 2021 Academic Post Program Application Guide (pictured right).

Want to hear from an MCCC Academic Registrar?

Watch the video (below) for tips from Dr Alyssa Vass on how to prepare your RACGP Academic Post Program application.

Watch the video (below) to hear from Dr Rita McMorrow about her experience as an academic registrar.