There are various opportunities available for junior doctors to be exposed to General Practice (GP) experience early in their career, prior to making a vocational decision. Some opportunities throughout the year include:
GP Pilot Program
The GP pilot commenced in 2020 to progress development of a hospital GP training pathway (GP pathway) for WA.
The intent of the GP pilot, which has been extended until the end of 2022, is to implement a sustainable, integrated and flexible hospital GP pathway, which raises the profile of GP as a specialty and optimises GP training in WA hospitals.
The pilot provides participants with equitable access to GP-suitable rotations that will support them in their preparation for future community GP training.
For information on the pilot, including the GP-suitable rotations made available to GP pilot participants in 2021, please refer to the GP pilot framework for 2021.
For more information on the pilot, eligibility criteria and applications processes, please refer to the GP pilot FAQs.
For more information, please contact Medical Workforce
Albany GP Placement
Interns who have an interest in GP can rotate to the “GP” placement in Albany. This is available to interns employed by Fiona Stanley Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and WA Country Health Service (Albany).
Community Residency Program
Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) are able to apply to complete a term via the Community Residency Program (CRP). This opportunity is available via a Silver Chain metropolitan placement or a WA Country Health Service (WACHS) rural placement. Further information can be found here.