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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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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palmEM: Emergency Medicine is a must app for all Doctors

palmEM is an evidence based emergency medicine app. If you are a GP or a doctor with any specialisation, you should explore this fantastic medical app. It is most useful app for doctors in Internal medicine, critical care, family medicine and urgent care specialities. It will help you to deal with many medical conditions in

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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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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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