More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP)

As announced during 2018-19 budget, the Government is thinking to provide incentives for non VR doctors to qualify as vocationally recognised (VR) or specialist GPs and to practice outside major cities. There is no information available for MDRAP program yet. However, on the DoH website, it is mentioned that this program will encourage non-VR doctors

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What is Special Approved Placement Program (SAPP) ?

Some doctors in Australia are restricted with 19AA of Health Insurance Act and can only work in 3GA programs. SAPP is a special 3GA program established in year 2003. It helps to assist doctors who due to exceptional circumstances are unable to participate in any other workforce or training program. The SAPP enables doctors to

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PESCI exam in NSW; another organisation approved to conduct PESCI

Since the introduction of National Registration in July 2010 the responsibility for registration has been taken over by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is administered by a Registration Committee of the Medical Board of Australia in each state. The Registration Committee will require some candidates entering General Practice to successfully complete a

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Annual DWS update is due now, What to do ?

A district of workforce shortage (DWS) is a geographical area in which the local population has less access to Medicare-subsidised medical services when compared to the national average.If you are overseas trained doctor and within 10 year moratorium (10 year from the date of your first AHPRA registration), you can only work in District of

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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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