Prevocational Placements (PGPPP)

Following recent Federal Government budget decisions, the PGPPP will cease at the end of the 2014 Intern and RMO years.


What is PGPPP?

The Prevocational GP Placements Program (PGPPP) is an Australian government initiative, providing junior doctors the opportunity to experience working in General Practice, in outer metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas. The program offers high quality training in a wide range of clinical situations. 

Key aims are to provide junior doctors with exposure to community general practice, a greater understanding of referral patterns between primary and secondary care and also provide an experience that may encourage General Practice as a career. 

AOGP has been involved with PGPPP since January 2005. We offer junior doctors the opportunity to work in a ten- to thirteen-week General Practice placement, under supervision of GPs at the Practice.

PGPPP at AOGP

We currently offer 40 Intern and 32 RMO GP placements per year. Interns from four of Adelaide's tertiary hospitals and RMOs from 5 tertiary hospitals may undertake a rotation in our accredited teaching practices.



Rural Intern (PGY1) rotations 

Metropolitan Intern (PGY1) rotations 

RMO (PGY2+) rotations

For more information about PGPPP with AOGP, please contact Keith Saggers


Find out more about PGPPP placement doctor Sebastian Rees and his experiences in this extract from GP Leader: The AOGP Expedition.