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  • Q
    What are the Mock Exams for AKT and KFP?

    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.

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    What is a Q-Bank for AKT/KFP?

    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. 

  • Q
    Do I need to purchase any additional resources for AKT/KFP?

    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.

  • Q
    What if I am not fully satisfied with quality of my AKT/KFP course? What is the cancellation policy?

    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.

  • Q
    What if I miss a session? Do you record the sessions?

    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. This does not apply to OSCE Live.Online sessions.

  • Q
    Does GP Academy give any discounts on their courses?

    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 22% discount.

    To have this applied to your registration please send an email to [email protected] and receive your discount code within 48 hours. This does not apply to OSCE courses.

  • Q
    Why doesn't GP Academy offer separate single preparation courses for the AKT or KFP exams?

    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.

  • Q
    How long will I have access to the Student Portal?

    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.

  • Q
    Are Live Online/Webinar courses as good as the face-to-face ones?

    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.

  • Q
    How much time should be spent studying for each exam?

    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 OSCE is harder to put a recommended time frame on, as it is very much dependent on the individual. Nonetheless, the OSCE 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.

  • Q
    Can I use my exam preparation grant from rural workforce agencies to pay for the course fees?

    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. 

  • Q
    Does GP Academy guarantee that I will pass my exams?

    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.

  • Q
    Can I still attend the courses even if I am not currently planning to sit the exams?

    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.

  • Q
    What references do GP Academy use for exam preparation?

    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 OSCE, GP Academy provides a large number of additional OSCE 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.

  • Q
    What is the format of the Extended OSCE Program (Live.Online)?

    The Extended OSCE course is a longer version of the Comprehensive OSCE course comprising 19 sessions provided within about 3 months. Ten of theses sessions are within small groups of 7 people in which an experienced medical role-player acts out the role of the patient and a college examiner provides individual feedback to each candidate. The other 9 sessions are ‘Group Practice Meetings’ in a larger group of interactive candidates, intended to refine their OSCE 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’. This course is recommended to candidates who require a longer preparation.

    For detailed information, please visit the Course Options section of the website.

  • Q
    What is the format of the Comprehensive OSCE Live.Online?

    Comprehensive OSCE Live.Online is an all-inclusive preparation course for the OSCE. This course provides candidates with five, weekly sessions in which a variety of short, long and VIVA cases are practiced within a group of 7 interactive candidates. An experienced medical role-player acts out the role of the patient and a college examiner provides individual feedback to each candidate. Participants will have access to a large collection of cases, videos, reading materials, and other resources on the ‘Student Portal’.

    For detailed information, please visit the Course Options section of the website.

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    What is the format of the Comprehensive OSCE Classroom?

    Comprehensive OSCE Classroom is an all-inclusive preparation course for the OSCE. This course provides candidates with five, weekly sessions in which a variety of short, long, physical examination and VIVA cases are practiced within a group of 7 interactive candidates. An experienced medical role-player acts out the role of the patient and a college examiner provides individual feedback to each candidate. Participants will have access to a large collection of cases, videos, reading materials, and other resources on the ‘Student Portal’.

    The sessions are held in Melbourne at Canterbury International Hotel on Forest Hill.

    For detailed information, please visit the Course Options section of the website.

  • Q
    What is the format of the OSCE On Demand Complete Package (Live.Online)?

    The OSCE On Demand Complete Package is a recommended and highly popular comprehensive program for the OSCE. It provides the highest flexibility in use of the large collection of resources that GP Academy provides. OSCE On Demand registrants have the unique opportunity to role-play 8 cases from the GP Academy Case Bank with their peers in weekly Group Practice Meetings. These meetings are facilitated by an experienced OSCE examiner and participants can up-skill their OSCE case practise within a larger group of 15-20 self-motivated candidates. Individual feedback will be provided after each case. Additionally, this package offers weekly access to 7 high quality “top performance” videos of cases practised in the Comprehensive OSCE Live.Online course (35 videos on total). Participants will have access to a large collection of cases, videos, reading materials, and other resources on the ‘Student Portal’. Participants also get 2 Q&A sessions with panel of RACGP OSCE examiners to discuss their questions.

    For detailed information, please visit the Course Options section of the website.

  • Q
    Do I need to purchase any additional resources for the OSCE courses?

    For OSCE Courses, you also need a functioning webcam to be able to interact for the cases you practice.

    For participants wishing to attend the OSCE sessions, an additional resource available to purchase is the “Susan Wearne Clinical Cases 3rd edition” and the cases/books from GPRA (General Practice Registrars Australia) which contains over 60 clinical cases. GP Academy provides a large number of additional cases and study materials throughout the course. For more information, please read the “Information Package” and “Course Program” for your desired course.

  • Q
    What if I am not fully satisfied with quality of my OSCE course? What is the cancellation policy?

    If for any reason you are not satisfied or not able to attend any of the "OSCE Exam Courses" after registration, you are entitled to a 90% refund of your registration fee. The following condition applies:

    Written notification of your cancellation must be received 7 days prior to the first session of each course. After this the cancellations will not be accepted.

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