The placement process
GP trainee practice placement, where trainees are placed into an accredited training clinic or facility, is a complex process. It takes into account both training and community needs, whilst meeting criteria from the AGPT program and the two GP Colleges (RACGP and ACRRM). We are committed to ensuring that our placement process delivers the best outcome to all concerned.
Placement applies to all GP trainees in Training Terms (TT) 1 – 4 and may include those in extension terms. This can be either two x six-month placements or one x 12-month placement per year. GP trainees apply to practices as they would for any employment opportunity, with a CV and cover letter, in the hope of securing an interview. Placements are considered binding and trainees are expected to live within 60 minutes of their training clinic.
GP trainees are encouraged to apply for priority placement to jump the queue, have certainty where they will live and work and to experience a unique, interesting training environment.
Rural practices offers a broad scope of practice, clinical and patient diversity, cradle-to-grave medicine, continuity of care and the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest to enhance their clinical and procedural skills.