The WARG application process

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Applications open

Applications for the rural generalist program are submitted through the ACRRM and/or RACGP website.

If you’re an Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) applicant, you’ll be required to submit a statement addressing ACRRM’s selection criteria. These criteria can also be found on the college website.

If you’re an Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) applicant, when applying, in Section D: Special Provisions, make sure you specify that you identify as member of the WA Rural Generalist Program (WARG).

2

Applications close

If you’re an ACRRM applicant, you must submit your statement addressing the selection criteria prior to this date.

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Eligibility assessment

The Department of Health assess applications for eligibility. In order to be eligible for the program, you must have:

  • General registration or be eligible to be granted it by the time you are due to commence training the following year.
  • Australian/New Zealand citizenship/permanent residency or be granted your permanent residency by the close of applications.

Eligible applications are handed to ACRRM and/or RACGP from the Department of Health.

4

Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) exam

As an RACGP applicant, you will sit the CAAKT exam, which is a multiple-choice test comprising of medical knowledge based and situational judgement questions.

5

Multi Mini Interviews (MMI)

Eligible applications are handed to your regional training organisaiton, WA General Practice Education and Training, for your MMI interview. You’ll be able to choose a date and time for your interview.

6

Letter of Offer

Applicants are offered training places by way of an emailed Letter of offer, Acceptance of Offer form, Registrar Declaration and Training Plan. Unsuccessful applicants are also notified.

7

Congratulations!

Letter of Offer, completed Acceptance of Offer, Registrar Declaration and Training Plans returned by applicants. You’re now ready to start training to be a rural generalist!