Rejected: Record number of doctors miss out on GP training
THE expanded Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is being outpaced by demand as at least 289 eligible doctors are set to miss out on one of the 1000 places available for 2012.
General Practice Education and Training (GPET) announced today it had received 1289 applications for places in the 2012 intake, making this the sixth consecutive year of record applicant numbers, up from 1171 last year and 1007 the year before.
GPET also received a record number of applications (841) from Australian medical graduates, up from 680 in 2011.
The AGPT program will be expanded to offer 1100 places in