WHAT IS THE PRACTICE BASED EXPERIENCE (PBA) PATHWAY?

Published on October 18, 2018

We know a lot of our doctors are keeping up to date on the new developments of the Practice Experience Program (PEP)! We will be issuing a blog about the new developments next week but for now we wanted to clear up some confusion about the Practice Based Experience (PBA) Pathway. 

 

We have had a few enquiries asking if the PBA pathway is a 3GA program for GP’s as it was mentioned in the FAQ’s of the PEP program.

 

The short answer is that the PBA Pathway is not a 3GA program. 

 

WHAT IS THE PBA PATHWAY? 

The PBA Pathway was developed as an alternative pathway to Fellowship of the RACGP. The PBA Pathway involved undertaking the following examinations to achieve Fellowship: 

  • Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) 
  • Key Feature Problems (KFP) 
  • Examiner Practice Visit (EPV) 
  • Recorded Consultations (RCs) 

 

The PBA pathway was piloted in 2017 and they are currently not accepting any new intakes as the continuation of the program is yet to be decided by RACGP. 

 

WHY WAS THE PBA PATHWAY MENTIONED IN PEP? 

The PBA Pathway was mentioned in the PEP FAQ’s as there are some doctors from the pilot achieving their Fellowship through this pathway.  

 

However, PEP requires doctors to achieve Fellowship through the General Practice Experience (GPE) Pathway, which involves successfully passing the AKT, KFP and OSCE.  

 

You cannot be enrolled on both the PBA Pathway and GPE Pathway. For this reason, if you are currently on the PBA Pathway and want to apply to PEP, you will need to withdraw from the PBA Pathway before commencing on PEP.  

 

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU: 

If you are looking for further guidance on Fellowship Pathways or would like to ask further questions about the information mentioned, this is something our team can help you with. Contact us directly on admin@peoplemedical.com.au. 

 

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