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Important information for final intake candidates

Please see the below for upcoming key selection process dates for each college. Please note: The RACGP has just announced that the CAAKT will not be held and new interview arrangements are being developed. We will update this page as soon as possible. More information can be found on the RACGP website.

Current arrangements remain in place for ACRRM and more detail can be found on their website.

All candidates are reminded that it is important to understand the hospital experience requirements of both colleges, which need to be completed prior to starting in-practice. The rotations should be started before you interview.

Please note: it is very unlikely given the timing of the final intake that successful candidates will be able to start in practice in Semester 1, 2021. There may be a few opportunities to commence in Semester 2, 2021. MCCC recommends that you secure a hospital position for 2021 with the view to start in practice in 2022.

See our Hospital Experience Assessment page and the relevant college websites for additional information about mandatory hospital terms and advice regarding alternative options for rotations you may have difficulty obtaining.

Important college selection activity dates 

Please see the drop down items below for details for candidates of both the first as well as the final 2021 intakes.

Please note: RACGP dates are under review as at October 15 and more information will be provided as soon as possible.

RACGP final intake key dates
ACRRM final intake key dates
RACGP final intake key dates
10am Monday 31 AugustApplications open
10am Monday 21 SeptemberApplications close
Friday 2 OctoberCandidate eligibility finalised
TBAProposed interviews with MCCC - To be updated
TBAProposed offers finalised - to be updated
ACRRM final intake key dates
Monday 10 August 2020Applications open
Monday 31 August 2020Applications close
Monday 31 August 2020Application fee due
Tuesday 8 September 2020Referee reports due
Tuesday 8 September 2020Last day to change training region preferences
Friday 2 October 2020Eligibility outcome released and interview invitation sent to shortlisted candidates
Saturday 17 October 2020Multi mini interviews
Monday 9 NovemberCandidates notified of selection outcomes
Monday 16 NovemberLast day to accept your offer

Frequently asked questions

Please note: This information is currently under review as at 16 October, with the cancellation of RACGP’s CAAKT, so any information relating to this will be updated as soon as possible.

The below are the most frequently asked questions we receive about interviews, offers and registrar placement.

See our extended FAQ page for additional details about the application and selection process.

When can I book my interview?
How will the Zoom interview work?
Can I still change my preference from a general pathway to rural?
When will I receive an offer of training?
How do I know if I’m ready to start in a GP clinic in 2021?
When can I nominate which location/town I want to train in?
How do I get placed in a GP clinic?
How do I apply for recognition of prior learning?
When can I book my interview?

RACGP: Eligible RACGP candidates will be sent an email from MCCC on 12 November with an allocated time for their virtual interview.

You must keep Thursday 26 November free until you are advised of your interview time.

 

ACRRM: Eligible ACRRM candidates will be sent an email on Friday 2 October with details of how to book an interview. 

You must keep 17-20 October free until you are advised of your interview time.

How will the Zoom interview work?

RACGP: Virtual interviews will be conducted by MCCC. All details of the Zoom interview process, including how to prepare, what type of questions you’ll be asked and the structure of the interview will be available shortly in our Interview Toolbox.

There are links available to test Zoom before the day if you are not familiar with the platform.

Should you require additional Zoom support, please contact MCCC.

 

ACRRM: Virtual Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) will be conducted by ACRRM. Information about the virtual MMIs are available on the college website.

Can I still change my preference from a general pathway to rural?

The RACGP candidate preference change period is from 5-10 November. During this time you can amend your application to a rural preference with MCCC (Western Victoria).

For the final RACGP intake, we have opportunities for rural pathway entry, while the general pathway positions will be quite competitive.  We encourage you to consider a rural pathway if you have an interest in practicing rurally.

Additional information about RTO training place distributions are available on the RACGP website, with additional candidate application details in SAMS (Selection Assessment Management System).

When will I receive an offer of training?

For the 2021 second/final intake:

ACRRM candidates will receive their offers on Monday 9 November.
RACGP candidates will receive their offers on Wednesday 2 December.

How do I know if I’m ready to start in a GP clinic in 2021?

RACGP practice readiness is assessed by MCCC through a process that involves a review of hospital statements that provide details of the rotations you have completed.

Eligible candidates will be sent an email with a link to the Hospital Experience Assessment, where they will be asked to provide statements of service.

MCCC will review the submissions and the final decision sits with the RACGP.

ACRRM candidates will be assessed by the college.

When can I nominate which location/town I want to train in?

RACGP: MCCC receives the names of shortlisted applicants from the RACGP on 12 November, shortly after this date you will receive further information from us asking you to indicate your region preference, noting we have limited vacancies in some regions for the final intake.

ACRRM: A survey has been issued to you from ACRRM, asking you to indicate your region preference. 

 

All candidates: Following the virtual interviews, MCCC will allocate successful candidates to the regions based on their interview score and, where possible, genuine links to the region.

The region you have been allocated to will be indicated in your Letter of Offer. You may choose to accept or decline this offer. Should you decline, you will then need to speak to your college about future intakes.

How do I get placed in a GP clinic?

Practice allocations

IMPORTANT: It is unlikely that candidates successful in being offered a training place as part of the AGPT 2021 second/final intake will be able to begin in a GP practice in February 2021. Please ensure you have arranged employment within a hospital setting etc as appropriate.

If you require information about when you may be able to be begin in practice, please contact info@mccc.com.au.

For those starting in practice in 2022, MCCC holds a Registrar Placement process, where you apply to training practices that are of interest to you.

We emphasise that you must have a wide range of options to increase the changes of being placed in locations of your choice.

Additional information can be found in our Registrar Placement Guide.

How do I apply for recognition of prior learning?

If you have sufficient, relevant hospital experience prior to joining the AGPT Program, you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL), a process separate to the hospital experience assessment. Learn more about this process on our RPL page.

AGPT applications 2022

Applications for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program will re-open in 2021 for 2022 training. Applications  are made online directly to the college/s you wish to gain Fellowship of, either the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Additional details regarding eligibility and selection processes are available in the college-specific guidebooks. Plus there are additional details about application processes on our webinar recordings page.

Need more help or advice?

MCCC is here to support you with your journey to fellowship and to assist you with advice regarding becoming a GP.

Our FAQ section, has recently been updated and contains the answers to many of your questions.

Alternatively, contact  Jenny Smith, using the form below. Jenny can provide information about the selection process, help decide which training pathway is best for you, or provide guidance about your hospital experience.

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