Record number of GP training places filled

A record 1289 junior doctors applied last year to be part of the 2012 program, which General Practice Education and Training (GPET) chair Professor Simon Willcock said at the time reflected the popularity of general practice as a career option.

“With medical students and graduates having more exposure than ever before to clinical experiences in general practice, it is not surprising that the AGPT program is becoming more popular as a career pathway for Australian graduates,” he said.

The number of registrar places available nationally increased to 700 in 2010, 900 in 2011 and 1000 this year, and will