3GA pathway programs for trainee GPs are changing in January

17 December 2018

There are three new pathway programs for trainee general practitioners (GP) and medical practitioners.

As part of your studies to be a qualified GP, you need to complete an internship, a residency and a pathway program.

New programs

There are three new 3GA programs starting on 1 January 2019:

  • the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Fellowship Program.
  • the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Fellowship Program.
  • the More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP).

The MDRAP is for doctors who work in eligible locations. The pathway helps you to access Medicare before you transition to a college program.

If you’re registered in an existing program, you don’t need to change to a new 3GA program.

You can find information about the three new programs on the Department of Health website.

Provider numbers for your placement

You need a new provider number for each location where you provide or claim benefits for a Medicare service. Apply for a new provider number by filling in a form.

Next steps 

Page last updated: 18 December 2018