Medical Training Review Panel: Seventeenth Report

General Practice

Page last updated: 09 April 2014

General practitioners’ training under the AGPT Program is provided through 17 RTPs (Beyond Medical Education serves a territory that crosses over two states). Data from these are presented in Table 4.34. Of these, 1,152 or 29.3% were in their first year of a three or four year full-time program.

Almost two-thirds (64.8%) of all general practice trainees were female.

Table 4.34: General practice trainees: Registrars, first-year registrars and female registrars by state/territory and training consortium, 2013(a)
Regional training provider
Registrars
Proportion registrars (%)
First-year registrars
Female registrars
Proportion female
(%)
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

(a) Registrars may train within more than one regional training provider or state; the totals may not sum to the state totals and the state totals may not sum to the national total.
(b) All training in ACT is included in the totals for CoastCityCountry Training Inc.

Source: GPET

CoastCityCountry Training Inc(b)
302
22.9
85
186
61.6
Beyond Medical Education (NSW)
117
8.9
38
79
67.5
General Practice Training - Valley to Coast
206
15.6
58
136
66.0
North Coast NSW General Practice Training Ltd
148
11.2
45
96
64.9
GP Synergy
389
29.5
126
263
67.6
WentWest Ltd
174
13.2
50
128
73.6
Total NSW and ACT
1,317
400
873
66.3
Victoria
Bogong Regional Training Network
113
13.4
33
62
54.9
Southern GP Training
230
27.3
65
137
59.6
Beyond Medical Education (VIC)
139
16.5
43
91
65.5
Victorian Metropolitan Alliance
367
43.6
109
252
68.7
Total Victoria
841
248
536
63.7
Queensland
Central and Southern Qld Train
450
50.2
139
294
65.3
Queensland Rural Medical Education
198
22.1
49
102
51.5
Tropical Medical Training
267
29.8
58
159
59.6
Total Queensland
896
244
546
60.9
South Australia
Adelaide to Outback Training Program
175
55.6
44
108
61.7
Sturt-Fleurieu General Practice Education and Training
141
44.8
48
92
65.2
Total South Australia
315
91
200
63.5
Western Australia
WAGPET Ltd
374
100.0
110
274
73.3
Total Western Australia
374
110
274
73.3
Tasmania
General Practice Training Tasmania
122
100.0
32
82
67.2
Total Tasmania
122
32
82
67.2
Northern Territory
Northern Territory General Practice Education Ltd
109
100.0
30
64
58.7
Total Northern Territory
109
30
64
58.7
Australia
3,932
1,152
2,547
64.8

Rural Pathway

In 2013, there were 1,992 trainees completing general practice training through the rural pathway.

The proportion training through this pathway was slightly higher in Queensland (than the relative proportion of the population) and slightly less in Western Australia, and among the combined data of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (Table 4.35).

Table 4.35: General practice rural pathway trainees by state/territory, 2013
NSW/ACT
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT
Aust(a)

(a) Includes both basic and advanced trainees together.

Source: GPET

Number
520
452
520
165
159
103
73
1,992
Proportion (%)
26.1
22.7
26.1
8.3
8.0
5.2
3.7
100.0