MBS Rebate Changes for Non Vocationally Registered General Practitioners (GPs)

The Australian Government has reformed the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for non vocationally registered doctors. The new fee structure will affect all non-vocationally recognised (VR) GPs who are not participating in any of the approved training programs leading to fellowship. e.g. Australian General Practice Training (AGPT), Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) or ACRRM Independent Pathway.

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Recruitment of VR GP vs Non-VR GP

GP Jobs in Australia GP Jobs in Australia are in great demand. Gp Job for VR and Non VR GPs are available throughout Australia. However, what is the difference between VR and Non VR GP? Here is the summary: The Australian Government introduced vocational registration program in 1989 to consider general practice as a specific specialty in its own right,

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AMC exam venue list worldwide

AMC MCQ exam is held in Australia and at various venues in many other countries. The examination events held in Australia and New Zealand are large-scale events, with only one appointment time. However, a number of examination events held in countries other than Australia and NZ may have multiple appointment times depending on the regulations

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Dual Benefit of Working for an Approved Medical Deputising Service (AMDS)

Approved Medical Deputising Service Program (AMDSP) is one of the Section 3GA programs. The AMDSP was established under section 3GA of the Act in 1999 in response to concerns about the shortage of medical practitioners providing after‑hours home visit services in metropolitan areas. The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing administers the program. All

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How to check DWS status of a GP practice in Australia?

Medical practices across Australia sometimes want to check the District of Workforce Status for their location. It may be needed while recruiting a new GP for the practice or to check the GP workforce status of local area. Process of GP recruitment is incomplete without checking the DWS status in the first instance. Here is

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GP Recruitment in Australia Can Be a Challenging Process

Busy medical practices sometimes outsource the GP recruitment to recruitment agencies. It can be a lengthy and expensive process to outsource GP recruitment to a HR agency. GP recruitment process via recruitment agency can cost thousands of dollars and it might be difficult for a solo medical practice to allocate that kind of budget. How

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What is Fellowship Ad Eundem Gradum (FAEG) for GPs in Australia?

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has two different pathways to award fellowship to GPs; the General Practice Experience(practice eligible) pathway and Specialist Pathway Program (SPP) If the doctor has been working for a significant period of time in general practice, he or she may be eligible to enrol in the RACGP Fellowship

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