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I’m PR/Citizen with less than 2 years of GP experience assessed by RACGP, what are my options to get into GP Practice?
Firstly, it is important to note that being either an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen means that you are restricted by 19AA of the Health Act requiring you to be on an approved 3GA training program to be able to access Medicare benefits. We have actually written a blog entirely around 19AA and the 3GA programs here and an updated version here.
It’s really important to note, your residency status (Being on a visa, or PR, or a citizen) has nothing to do with your AHPRA Registration.
If you have less than 2 years of GP experience, regardless of whether you’re eligible for AHPRA Registration, you still need to meet 19AA of the health act, and get on a 3GA program.
There are six 3GA programs that are relevant to you
This is just a breif summary of the above articles so make sure you give them a read.
To answer the question, without 2+ years GP time assessed, you need to:
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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, Migration for all with a special emphasis on Medical and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemption