Practice Experience Program
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.
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 Patient Consent form Remote direct observation rDO
- Summary rDO Processes for PEP Assessors
- Summary rDO Processes for PEP Participants
- Summary rDO Processes for PEP Practice Managers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Letitia Tully email@example.com 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Support Officer – Letitia Tully – 03 4444 2302 – email@example.com
General enquiries – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information: