Applying to the Practice Experience Program (PEP)

What is PEP?

Practice Experience Program (PEP) is a self-directed education program designed to support non-vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors on their journey to RACGP Fellowship.

How do I apply?

To apply to PEP visit the how to apply page for more information on eligibility, applying online and passing the practice experience program entry assessment.

What are the different streams?

Standard Stream

The PEP Standard Stream is the pathway to Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP) for non-VR doctors who do not hold specialist qualifications. Allocation of places will be informed by factors including practice location and years of Australian general practice experience (GPE). Please note the program is designed for doctors working in MMM2 to MMM7 areas.

Specialist Stream

The PEP Specialist Stream is the pathway to Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP) for international medical graduates (IMGs) with overseas specialist qualifications. It replaces the Specialist Recognition Program (SRP). The RACGP no longer awards Fellowship ad eudum gradum. SIMGs working towards Fellowship on the PEP Specialist Stream will be issued a PEP 3GA provider number by the RACGP.

From 2022 onwards, it will be compulsory for all doctors to complete an RACGP approved program in order to be eligible to sit the RACGP exams.

For more information

For further information see the RACGP PEP website, RACGP FAQs or email