You may require this recognition if you intend to practise as a general practitioner and claim Medicare benefits.
A medical practitioner may apply to be included on the Agency's list of recognised Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). A medical practitioner on the Fellows List can use or request a larger number of items on the Medicare benefits schedule. The Medicare benefits schedule details the type of medical treatment certain medical practitioners can prescribe and which the government will contribute toward the cost of providing.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.