Primary Health Care Institute announces new Fellowship Support Scholarship


Primary Health Care Institute (PHCI) has announced it will coordinate an internal Fellowship Support Scholarship (Scholarship) designed to further assist non-vocationally registered doctors working with Primary Health Care (Primary) to gain their GP fellowship.

This Scholarship supports the recent October announcement by the Federal Government of $29.5 million to fund the Practice Experience Program (PEP), an initiative of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

The Scholarship will provide 10 successful Primary GPs with $2,000 to put toward their training, enabling access to additional webinar exam support and group learning sessions along with educational resources to assist them through the PEP.

The Scholarship selection process will include written applications, an online questionnaire and a final interview.

Mark Priddle, Head of the PHCI said, “The Primary Health Care Institute is about helping GPs improve and develop the skills required to be the very best doctor. Given our focus on high quality GP training, Primary’s support of GPs through the PEP makes perfect sense for us.

“We commend the government for providing this funding to the PEP and look forward to offering these Scholarships to further support our non-vocationally registered doctors in gaining their fellowship. Organisations like Primary are able to offer excellent educational support for doctors and we look forward to making a positive contribution to the future of GPs.”


For over 30 years Primary Health Care has been one of Australia’s leading listed healthcare companies with a commitment to supporting quality, affordable and accessible healthcare for all Australians. Through an expansive network of multi-disciplinary medical centres, pathology laboratories and diagnostic imaging centres, Primary provides world class facilities and support services to independent GPs, radiologists, specialists and other healthcare practitioners, enabling them to deliver quality care to patients in partnership with Primary’s pathologists, nurses and other employees. Primary’s ‘medical home’ model makes healthcare services easily accessible and cost efficient, while enabling the coordination and continuity of patient care.