Practise makes perfect! That is why GP Academy offers 4 full-length mock exams (AKTx2 & KFPx2) for the written components of the RACGP fellowship exams. These online exams aim to simulate the actual fellowship examinations and are only available to the written course participants.
The AKT mock exams contain 150 questions that must be completed within 4 hours. These conditions are the same as the RACGP exams. Candidates will be provided with their score and model answers. The KFP mock exam contains 26 cases that must be completed within 3.5 hours. Candidates will be provided with detailed answers after the completion of the exams.
Q-Banks, also known as Question-Banks, are a collection of verified questions which have been selected and refined by GP Academy. These questions have been designed to be a valuable preparation tool for the RACGP examinations. You will get to practice over 1100 AKT questions along with over 300 KFP cases (850 questions) on the platform throughout your AKT+KFP course.
It is required that you purchase a headset with a built in microphone if you wish to attend the “Live.Online” sessions. We recommend purchasing a Logitech H540/ H390 or similar from JB HiFi or other electrical stores for about $60. This is because regular headphones intended for everyday use do not reduce background noise, which can be disruptive to the sessions and may result in you being unable to actively participate.
We highly recommend you purchase an online version of J Murtagh’s 7th Edition for use in the Written Exam courses, as we frequently suggest readings from this textbook.
5 & 3-month Courses (AKT/KFP): If for any reason you are not satisfied or not able to attend any of the "Written Exam Courses" after registration, you are entitled to a 90% refund of your total registration fee. The following condition applies:
Written notification of your cancellation must be received not later than the beginning of the second session of each course. After this the cancellations will not be accepted.
Crash Courses (AKT/KFP): If for any reason you are not satisfied or not able to continue the “Crash Course” you are entitled to a 90% refund of your registration fee. The following condition applies:
Written notification of your cancellation must be received via email not later than 2 weeks (14 days) after enrolment. After this period, cancellations, transfers or deferrals will not be accepted.
All Live.Online sessions of AKT/KFP courses are fully recorded. The recorded video of each session (tutorial) is added to the "Student Portal" within 48 hours from the session and will remain available for the duration of the course. These videos can be watched as many times as needed.
Effective from 15 June 2017, GP Academy has only one discount policy as below:
Candidates who enrol in the written exam courses (AKT/KFP) for the second time are eligible for 27% discount.
To have this applied to your registration please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive your discount code within 48 hours. This does not apply to RCE courses.
PLEASE NOTE: Discount codes must be requested prior to registering and utilised at the time of registration. GP Academy is not able to apply a discount or process a discount code after registration is processed.
GP Academy has stopped providing separate single courses because we strongly believe that the preparation process and knowledge required for each exam is very similar. Regardless of which exam the candidate needs to prepare for, the materials that they need to study are almost identical. The AKT and KFP both cover the same subjects in General Practice, only the style of question is different. For more information about specific courses, please refer to the relevant “Course Program”, located on the “Course Options” page.
Each of the GP Academy courses run relative to an exam period. For instance, if your course has ‘2019.2’ in its name, it will be available to you until the 2019.2 exams. After the exam period is over, access to the Student Portal will expire. This means that if you would like to access the Student Portal for longer, you must register for the next course using the discount code available to you as a returning student.
All materials are online and are unable to be downloaded. They are available only for the duration of each course.
Yes! Thanks to high speed Internet and the GoToWebinar teleconferencing system the online courses allow all participants to interact just as well as the face-to-face sessions. The online sessions have made it easy for participants to attend all of our courses from anywhere in the world! Feedback from our previous attendees who have attended both forms have stated that both formats were equally valuable.
This is a very common question with no simple answer! The preparation required for each individual depends on his or her prior knowledge and experience. On average, it is recommended that candidates spend about 4-5 months studying for the written exams.
The RCE is harder to put a recommended time frame on, as it is very much dependent on the individual. Nonetheless, the RCE requires a lot of practise! The examiners are looking for how competent you are as a health professional. They are looking to see if you are able to make the patient feel comfortable and satisfied with the care received. Typically, examiners are looking for candidates to establish a strong rapport and provide a clear explanation to the patient before demonstrating competent medical knowledge.
Some GPs working in rural and remote areas under RLRP are eligible for the Fellowship Exam Preparation Grant. The grant is called the "Additional Assistance Scheme" (AAS). Please contact the Rural Workforce Agency of your state for more information.
We do not guarantee that you will pass the exams by taking these courses. GP Academy provides participants with all the resources required to pass each exam, however, your success is determined by several factors including your effort put into studying, medical knowledge and skills.
Of course! GP Academy courses are beneficial to all GPs regardless of their circumstances. Our courses are very dynamic and the topics discussed are constantly updated. However, there will still be aspects of the RACGP exams that frequently reoccur, so attending these courses will still be helpful.
The usual exam references include: John Murtagh textbook, Checks, Australian guidelines and AJGP (AFPs). All of the topics that we cover are supported by references. "Student Portal" provides you with all the information you need to plan your studying without the hassle of searching for what you need to read.
For RCE, GP Academy provides a large number of additional Clinical Examination cases, educational videos, Case.Videos and study materials throughout the course. For more information, please read the “Information Package” and “Course Program” for your desired course.
The Extended RCE course comprises 16 sessions provided within about 3 months. Ten of these sessions are within small groups of 7 people in which an experienced medical Role-Player acts out the role of the patient and a Clinical Exam Tutor provides individual feedback to each candidate. The other 6 sessions are ‘Group Practice Meetings’ in a larger group of interactive candidates, intended to refine their case practising skills. Another set of 7 cases from GP Academy’s Case Bank will be practiced in these sessions. Participants will have access to a large collection of cases, videos, reading materials, and other resources on the Student Portal. Participants also have access to the new and exciting collection of Academy’s Reserve cases, which are specially written by GP Academy’s team of highly qualified Tutors.
For detailed information, please visit the Course Options section of the website.
Introducing the newest addition to GP Academy’s range of Clinical Examination courses – the Special Extended RCE! This course is GP Academy’s newest style of Clinical Examination course, and combines all of the benefits from our classic courses in its structure. Features of this course include access to the comprehensive Student Portal, cases from GP Academy’s Case Bank, videos, reading materials, and two new features…highly educational Clinical Examination Tutorials & Case Practice Submissions! The Tutorials are 3 hours in length and cover a number of cases presented and performed by our team. Discussion and case analysis follows, which participants can be involved in if they wish. The Case Practice Submissions are opportunities for candidates to upload their case performance videos of specific cases on their Student Portal; this can be either in-person recordings, or over Skype or a similar application. Then, each is critiqued by one of our highly experienced Examiners, and personalised, video feedback will be provided! These videos are highly beneficial to RCE practice and are the candidates’ to keep and review as they like. For detailed information, please visit the Course Options section of the website.
The cancellation policies for GP Academy's RCE courses are as follows:
Extended RCE Program:
If for any reason you are not satisfied or not able to attend your Extended RCE program after registration, you are entitled to a 90% refund of your total registration fee. The following condition applies:
Written notification of your cancellation must be received at least 7 days prior to the first session of the course. After this period, cancellations, transfers or deferrals will not be accepted.
Special Extended RCE Program:
If for any reason you are not satisfied or not able to continue with the “Special Extended RCE course” after registration, you are entitled to a 80% refund of your total registration fee. The following condition applies: - Written notification of your cancellation must be received within 3 weeks (21 days) of registration. After this periods cancellations, transfers or deferrals will not be accepted.