Prevocational General Practice Placements Program
Objective and aims
The objective of the Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP) is to provide professional, well supervised and educational general practice placements for junior doctors as part of their training.
The aims of the program are to:
- build junior doctors' confidence, exposure and interest in working in outer metropolitan, regional and rural areas through supervised general practice placements of varying duration, approx 10 - 12 weeks
- increase the understanding of junior doctors of the integration between primary and secondary health care
- provide an experience that will encourage junior doctors to take up general practice as a career.
Please refer to the PGPPP information brochure
PGPPP Placement overview
The PGPPP provides junior doctors with unique general practice experiences through:
- a real life experience in general practice over and above that of undergraduate training
- exposure to a variety of health services from migrant to aged care
- ongoing and personal mentoring by respected and dedicated GPs in the field
- direct patient contact in a range of primary care settings such as general practice, Aboriginal medical services, drug and alcohol services and community-based facilities
- enhanced understanding of the Australian health care system
- great networking opportunities
- increased confidence and independence to take into future training and work environments
- an opportunity to work in general practice in a range of urban, regional, rural and remote areas
- well supported placements.
Eligibility for the PGPPP
To be eligible to participate in the PGPPP, you must work at an Australian hospital. For complete eligibility requirements, please contact the Trainee Medical Officer Unit at your hospital.
Program management and delivery
The PGPPP is managed by General Practice Education and Training (GPET) on behalf of the Australian Government.
The PGPPP is facilitated through providers and delivered by accredited practices and medical services throughout Australia.