Are you searching for opportunities for general practitioners abroad, such as in Canada, Ireland or New Zealand? Or perhaps you’re an Australian general practitioner looking to build a long-term career as a GP. If so, then you could benefit from FRACGP.
But what does FRACGP stand for in medical terms? What is its significance, and why would you need it?
Here, we’ll define and go beyond the meaning of FRACGP. We’ll also discuss what it entails and how it can help set you up for a great general practitioner job in Australia or other countries.
The RACGP and FRACGP
In Australia, the professional body for general practitioners is the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). It is the organisation responsible for developing and maintaining education, training, clinical practice quality and research standards in general practice. It also advocates for GPs concerning issues that affect the practice of general medicine.
The RACGP is known to have the largest membership of any medical college in the country. Since it is the representative body for GPs, membership in the RACGP is required for all GPs who want to obtain a fellowship.
Doctors can become eligible to apply for fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners by passing the FRACGP exam. Doctors seeking FRACGP are called ‘registrars’.
While undergoing the training program, registrars are under the constant guidance of a GP supervisor. The registrar’s nominated lead supervisor would be recognised by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) as a specialist GP, as a minimum.
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