Exclusive GP teaching jobs in your clinical setting
Teach the next generation of doctors while earning additional income and fulfilling 19AB
Teach medical students in your GP clinic
Combine your dedication to being a GP with your passion for teaching.
Financial benefits & career progression
GP clinical teaching offers great financial benefits and career progression.
Access 19AB exemptions
Some of the teaching positions available can help you circumvent 19AB restrictions.
For the academic GP teaching program, we are specifically looking for GPs who have specialist registration with AHPRA & no conditions attached as well as GPs who have MRCGP/MICGP.
Apply to be part of the program
Do you have an interest and experience in teaching medical students? Do you want to be a part of a practice that values quality healthcare and is committed to helping shape the future generations of doctors?
- We have a limited number of academic GP jobs available for GPs who fulfil all the criteria of the selection process.
- There may be some 19AB exemptions available.
- All practices are well established and have a great track record for supporting new GPs – as well as medical students.
What you can expect
- Participating practices are all well established.
- With an academic position you will be teaching medical students on average for 1 day a week on an ongoing basis.
- You will continue to earn your normal consulting fees as well as receiving teaching incentives.
- No AHPRA restrictions or conditions
- You must have specialist registration as a GP
- MRCGP & MICGP desirable
Frequently asked questions
Will I be paid for teaching?
Absolutely! The practice will receive $400 per day which will then be split with the teaching GP - usually in the same proportions of your % of billings – or as agreed with the practice owner. For example, if your billings are 70%, you would receive $280 for the day.
Will the students be able to actively assist with patient care?
Yes, all medical schools encourage ‘hands on’ learning – provided you have assessed that it is safe to do so. For example, they can help with history taking or assist with procedures.
Do patients mind having a student present?
Most patients see it as a privilege to contribute to the next generation of doctors. Particularly, older patients might enjoy giving their medical history to a student who has plenty of time to listen. Most patients will also perceive that only the best GPs are teaching medical students and will see your involvement as a positive.
Can I choose my student rotations?
Yes, prior to the beginning of the semester you will be asked what rotations you would like to commit to. Obviously you will need to be available for those times, but if you are away for a day while the students are there, other colleagues can fill in and help.
Do I need to work full time?
You need to work at the teaching practice for at least 3 days/week in order to be considered for teaching positions.
Do students need to spend all their time with me?
No, you may want to ask them to do research tasks on their own. All the universities currently encourage students to be exposed to a multidisciplinary team, so they can spend time with a practice manager, pharmacist, physiotherapist - or anyone else that is contributing to the care for the patients.
What is your feedback from GPs already in the program?
Without exception, all the GPs we have worked with say they enjoy the teaching and find it stimulating. They enjoy the interaction with students and love seeing the students develop new skills.
Will this slow me down and result in lower billings?
Over the years working with many GPs in this program, we have never heard GPs report reduced earnings, and in fact some report they have earned more. All the student billings will be added to your billings.
Will I still be restricted by 19AB on where I can work?
Some of the teaching positions available can help you circumvent restrictions with regards to 19AB. It is subject to your success in being appointed as a clinical teacher. Further checks and approval by relevant statutory bodies will be necessary to determine whether you can work outside the boundaries of your 19AB restrictions.
Disclaimer: All information provided on this program is general in nature and may differ depending on the individual GP, the practice setting and the relevant university – as well as a range of other factors. Entry into the program is restricted and it is not possible to predict the outcome of your application.