Why should I become an FGP Advisor?
- Inspire and influence JMOs to pick general practice as their specialty.
- Guide and direct JMOs who have chosen general practice as they make key GP training and career decisions.
- Develop your leadership and mentoring skills.
- Enhance your profile and make key contacts within the GP training sector.
What are the responsibilities of an FGP Advisor?
- Liaise and support FGP Ambassadors within their local hospital region.
- Give honest and useful advice about general practice and GP training (including prerequisites, application and selection processes, training pathway and program options, and future career opportunities) to JMOs.
- Respond to specific enquiries from JMOs about GP training.
- Work closely with GPRA, RTOs, medical colleges (ACRRM & RACGP) and your local FGP Ambassadors to identify, develop and deliver promotional opportunities.
- Attend local events, and where possible, present and act as a spokesperson for the FGP network and general practice.
- Provide content for GPRA communications channels.
- Develop relationships with RTO staff, and hospital staff responsible for JMOs, and investigate opportunities to participate in events or education sessions.
- Take part in planning meetings with GPRA to review and provide feedback on events and activities, and assist with future planning activities.
- Provide regular reports to GPRA on activities and enquiries received.
FGP Advisors are supported by a financial stipend. The role requires up to 10 hours of work each month. It is important to note that this will change from month to month depending on term dates (months closer to key AGPT application dates may require 15–20 hours while others will require minimal hours).