Ranking and Shortlisting Information
Applicants who have submitted all required documentation, have met all eligibility requirements, including attending a National Assessment Centre, and have two valid and complete referee reports to support their 2013 AGPT application will be included in the ranking and shortlisting process.Applicants who did not attend a National Assessment Centre in 2012 will not be included.
Based on rank and availability of places at a preferred Regional Training Provider (RTP), applicants will be shortlisted to their highest available preference. Applicants will be shortlisted to one RTP only.
Selection into AGPT is a merit-based, competitive and multi-phased process used to determine which applicants are best suited to general practice training. It is carried out in accordance with the Australian Medical Council's (AMC's) principles for selection into specialist training programs against nationally consistent criteria.
All eligible applicants will be ranked according to the total score calculated from:
- Situational Judgement Test (SJT) (50%)
- Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) (50%)
Total AGPT Selection score:
The two components of the total AGPT Selection scores have been standardised, so they are able to be compared on the same scoring scale. These two components (SJT & MMI) have been weighted at 50% each.
The MMI has a maximum score of 42, and the SJT has a maximum score of 821. As these are scored on different scales they cannot be meaningfully compared or combined to give a total AGPT Selection score. In order to compare them, they must be converted to the same scale. This is done by using T and Z scores. This places the scores on to a common scale, and is frequently used in score standardisation.
Distribution Matrix Information:
Applicants will receive a 'Total AGPT selection score', which is the score that shortlisting will be based on. Applicants will also receive a ranking band, which should only be used to interpret the Distribution Matrix.
The Distribution Matrix can be generated through the online application system (also in section E), which should be used to self-assess their ranking against each pathway preference by RTP.
The Preference Distribution Matrix will inform applicants of:
- Number of training places available within each RTP, by pathway
- The maximum number of expected allocation places available within each RTP by pathway
- The number of first, second, third and fourth preferences made by all applicants for each RTP by ranking bands
The aim of the matrix is to help applicants gauge the probability of their being shortlisted to an RTP by enabling them to:
- See how they compare with other applicants within the ranking distribution
- See the likelihood of obtaining their first, second, third or fourth preference
- Subsequently, arrive at an informed decision when selecting their final preferences
Please note: If you are subject to 19AB (10 year moratorium) you will be unable to nominate a general pathway preference. If you do not think you are subject to 19AB (10 year moratorium), but are unable to nominate a general preference, please contact the AGPT Selection Team on 02 6263 6776 or email@example.com .
For joint applications, the lowest score will be applied to both applicants in the shortlisting process. This will enable partners to be shortlisted to the same RTP. If applicants want to separate a joint application, and be considered on individual total AGPT Selection scores, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applicants will be notified of shortlistings on 31 October 2012, via email from the AGPT Selection Team. RTP placement assessments will be run by the RTPs between 5 - 12 November 2012.
Some applicants may be invited to attend a RTP placement assessment (personal interview) by the RTP. The RTP may conduct these assessments remotely by phone or internet video conference, or RTPs may make their decision based on your overall score from your total AGPT Selection score. Each RTP may have a different process, so please contact your preferred RTPs for further information on their process.
Please note: Please ensure you familiarise yourself with your preferred RTP's region, and local requirements prior to recording them as your preference.
Eligible applicants will be shortlisted to RTPs based on their application and ranking, training preferences and availability of training places. This follows the merit principle and ensures higher ranked applicants are matched to their preferred training providers.
Please note: Shortlisting to an RTP does not guarantee a 2013 AGPT training position.
RTPs will advise shortlisted applicants in writing whether they have been offered a 2013 AGPT training position. Applicants have seven (7) days to accept or decline a training position offer.