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Practice Experience Program

We are pleased to be supporting the RACGP in the delivery of the Practice Experience Program (PEP), a self-directed education program designed to support non-vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors on their journey to RACGP Fellowship.

RACGP PEP in partnership with MCCC

Visit RACGP PEP for information on how apply to the Standard Stream and the Specialist Stream.

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.

Current PEP participants and PEP practices


Please see below important documents related to direct observation processes for participants, practice managers and assessors:

PEP participants can access additional resources featured in our newsletters here – tick PEP in the category section to see the latest editions.


We regularly inform participants of the latest PEP information. See information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health opportunities here or our latest e-news here (tick PEP in the category section to bring up specific PEP e-news).


If you are a current participant or practice manager with training queries, please email Karen Dixon, Program Manager, on karen.dixon@mccc.com.au or Letitia Tully letitia.tully@mccc.com.au or phone us on 03 4444 2302.

For more information

If you are interested in hearing more about the PEP program contact:

Program Manager – Karen Dixon – karen.dixon@mccc.com.au

Training Support Officer – Letitia Tully – 03 4444 2302 – letitia.tully@mccc.com.au

General enquiries – email pep@mccc.com.au.

For further information:

RACGP PEPRACGP FAQspepadmin@racgp.org.au.