Career timeline

From medical school to fellowship

There are many ways to experience general practice as you move from your student years through to your prevocational hospital years and beyond. Here is our at-a-glance guide:

MBBS 1 & 2

John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP)
The John Flynn Placement Program allows medical students to experience four placements of two weeks duration with a doctor mentor in rural and remote areas of Australia. Find out more.


MBBS — all years

General Practice Students Network (GPSN)
Membership of GPSN allows students the opportunity to attend student-focused general practice seminars and skill sessions. Find out more.

General practice rotations
Most medical schools include clinical placements in community settings in their third or fourth year curriculum. Find out more.


Hospital terms — prevocational doctor

Going Places Network
This peer group club for prevocational doctors is the hospital equivalent of the GPSN. It’s a fun way to find out more about general practice or network with others who have similar interests. Find out more.

Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP)
The Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP) enables you to work in a community general practice as part of your hospital training. Find out more.


GP registrar vocational training

General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)
General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) represents the interests of GP registrars supporting their success in GP training. Find out more.

Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPT)
The most popular pathway into general practice is through the AGPT program. Find out more.

Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)
The RVTS offers an alternative pathway into general practice for those wishing to train in remote communities. Find out more.