The guidance for the new Specialist Recognition Pathway (SRP) has now been released. ‘The RACGP provides a pathway to Fellowship for specialist doctors based on an assessment of their recency of practice, professional development, qualification, exams, training and experience in general practice.’
To apply for the SRP you must initially complete a comparability assessment, holding a recognised qualification. There are 4 eligible qualifications which are deemed suitable to complete the comparability assessment:
- Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners
- Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners
- Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
- Certification in The College of Family Physicians of Canada
If you do not hold one of these qualifications then you will be required to apply to have your CV assessed directly by the RACGP.
Once you have completed your comparability assessment, you will be categorised as either
- Substantially comparable where Fellowship (FAEG) will be granted
- Partially comparable where you will be required to complete 24 months supervised practice
- Not comparable
The new pathway application process appears similar to what is currently in place however there is more stringent evidence required around training and professional development in General Practice. You must provide evidence of completion of 50 hours of CPD per year and have completed a practice audit within the last 3 years.
The RACGP comparability assessment can be completed without holding a job offer however to continue the application process for the SRP, evidence of a role in General Practice must be provided.
Transition Medical are on hand to provide support, guidance and assistance throughout the process. We’ll make sure you have everything in place to smoothly navigate this new process.
To discuss your individual circumstances, please do get in touch with one of the team to discuss further.