The Additional Assistance Exam Support Scheme assists general practitioners to attain Fellowship within two years of commencement on the Five Year OTD Scheme or four years on the Rural Locum Relief Program.

Doctors who currently practising in rural Western Australia, and on the Five Year Overseas Trained Doctors Scheme or members of the Rural Locum Relief Program are eligible to access additional education and support by joining the Additional Assistance Exam Support Scheme.

Additional Assistance fellowship preparation-Western Australia

PLEASE NOTE:This program is only applicable for general practitioners who are already practising in rural Western Australia.
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What is included?

Rural Health West will provide information about relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs, exam support courses, and will coordinate External Clinical Teaching (ECT) visits with an experienced general practitioner mentor.

The mentor will visit you in your practice to discuss your Independent Learning Plan (ILP).  The completed ILP will outline educational areas of need and guidance will be provided by the mentor on how to proceed towards successful completion of Fellowship exams. 

Limited funding is available on a reimbursement basis and can include the following:

  • Formal tuition, educational resources and/or exam preparation course costs required in preparation for the Fellowship examination process.
  • Cost of travel and accommodation to workshops and exam preparation courses.
  • General practitioner mentor ECT visits.

For further information contact the Additional Assistance Exam Support Scheme, or telephone 08 6389 4500.