The Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP) is an initiative designed to give junior hospital doctors an opportunity to undertake a term in General Practice as part of their normal hospital rotations. This term is usually undertaken during the PGY2 year as one of the 10 or 11 week rotations. Some options are also available for the PGY1 year.
The program in primarily designed to give JMOs, who have not yet made their choice about which area of medicine they wish to pursue, an opportunity to work in General Practice and experience first hand what this branch of medicine is like. General Practice is the largest single discipline within medicine and the most popular choice for postgraduate practice. Doctors working in the hospital system during their internship and RMO years have the opportunity to work in most hospital based disciplines in medicine but, until this program, have had no opportunity to work in General Practice.
A PGPPP placement can also be a valuable experience for JMOs who have decided on a career in a different area of medicine as it can provide them with a valuable opportunity to learn first hand about General Practice and the primary health care system in Australia.
General Practice Training – Valley to Coast established the first PGPPP posts in this region in 2011. We provide placements in the Central Coast and Hunter regions and provide educational support for doctors during their placement.
Posts are now available in the Hunter area for JMOs working with Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD), and in the Central Coast for JMOs working with Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD). Click here for the PGPPP brochure.
Check with the HNELHD JMO Unit and CCLHD JMO Unit about the options available to you. You may also contact our PGPPP Coordinator by phone on (02) 4968 6753 or email email@example.com