Q. I am currently on a 457 work visa, will MCCC write a letter of support?
A. MCCC may be able to provide a letter of support for 457 Visa holders for the final intake of the 2020 AGPT Program. You must meet stringent eligibility criteria before a letter can be issued, including having obtained your primary medical qualification within Australia or New Zealand AND proof of sponsorship from either a hospital/general practice in the MCCC footprint. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your circumstances with our AGPT Program Manager.
Additional information is also available on the AGPT website.
Q. I am a PGY1. Should I apply to the program now or during my PGY2 year?
A. It is your choice when to apply.
If you apply in PGY1 you will complete the 12 month hospital component whilst in the AGPT program.
Some applicants wish to have more experience when applying. If you choose to apply in PGY2 or above, you will be assessed for practice readiness before being placed in a General Practice setting. Some of your hospital time may be counted through the RPL process.
Q. Do I stand a lesser chance of being selected by MCCC if I completed my hospital training outside of Victoria?
A. AGPT is a national training program. MCCC welcomes your application, regardless of where you completed your hospital training in Australia.
We will conduct interviews with shortlisted application at sites within our region. During interviews we will ask you about your intention to train in our region.