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.
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.
- On the Department of Health’s website, read more about:
- section 3GA programs
- the Stronger Rural Health Strategy - Streamlining General Practice Training
- training - improved access to Australian trained general practitioners and quality care
- Other Medical Practitioners (OMPs) programs.
- Read about Medicare benefits for health professionals and intern, registrar and trainee eligibility requirements.
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