Higher education research

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Medical practitioners, Family practice (Medicine), Trainees, Satisfaction, Surveys, Career choice


The Australian General Practice Training National Registrar Survey (AGPT NRS) is an annual, national survey of GP registrars currently training in the AGPT program. It collects information via an online questionnaire about registrar satisfaction, experience and future career plans. It also collects information about registrars’ demographics and training contexts and other aspects of their training experience. This survey was previously known as the AGPT Registrar Satisfaction Survey (AGPT RSS). From July 31 to September 7 2018, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) administered the AGPT NRS to registrars enrolled in active training on the AGPT program across 11 training regions and nine regional training organisations in Australia. Around 4000 registrars were invited to reflect on their recent training experience in Semester One, 2018. 1695 registrars responded to the survey, representing an overall response rate of 42 per cent. The response rate for registrars within each training region ranged from 35 to 50 per cent. The national response rate was sufficient to yield reliable results at a national level, with most of the Key Performance Indicators described in the report offering accuracy (at the 95 per cent confidence level) within two per cent of the reported average scores. Registrars were asked to reflect on their overall experience, and their experience with their RTO and training facility. Overall, registrars reported high levels of satisfaction.

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Camberwell, Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research