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.