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2022 academic post program

Applications now open

Applications for 2022 Academic Post Program are open, closing 5 July 2021.

Build skills in research and critical thinking

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Academic Post Program offers GP trainees the opportunity to build their skills in the areas of research, teaching and critical thinking through a 12-month training term. The post is completed concurrently with clinical training requirements.

GP trainees learn academic skills through individualised research and learning plans, with mentoring and support from MCCC, universities and their chosen college.

Participating in an Academic Post provides exposure to research and teaching in an academic environment and encourages GP trainees to incorporate academic work into their careers. As GP trainees (and in their future GP role), being able to identify, filter, critically appraise, interpret and apply quality evidence is becoming more and more vital.

If you are interested in finding out more about an Academic Post, please contact the MCCC Research Team or you can see more information in the RACGP slide-deck presentation here.

RACGP webinar

Want to know more about the RACGP program and find out how to prepare a high quality application? The college held a 2022 pre-application information webinar earlier this year.

The webinar was hosted by RACGP’s Education Research Unit, and included guest speakers from the Academic Partner team at Monash University and previous Academic Post GP trainees. You can watch the webinar recording here.

Tips for applying
Hear from academic GP trainees

Our GP trainee, Dr Kay Li, explains how completing an AGPT Academic Post in 2020 helped broaden her GP horizons. She discusses the benefits of learning through teaching and the extra developmental opportunities that are available through the program.

Dr Rita McMorrow outlines her experience as an academic GP trainee.