GPEP - General Practice Education Training Programme
GPEP is the training programme for doctors to become general practitioners in New Zealand.
This programme is based on working in general practice, with the opportunity to work in rural and/or urban practices and to experience a variety of practice environments. Throughout the programme you will undertake a learning programme supported by trained educators and teachers.
This programme is the standard pathway to Fellowship and vocational registration as a general practitioner.
The standard full-time GPEP programme is 36 months and is completed in two stages. There are options available for completing this part time. If you have previous general practice experience this may be recognised and therefore shorten your time in the programme.
The first year is referred to as GPEP Year 1 and the second and third years are referred to as GPEP Years 2 & 3. You will sit the GPEP Clinical and Written Examinations at the end of GPEP Year 1, and then undergo the Fellowship assessment on the completion of GPEP2.
The following diagram gives an overview of how the training programme fits in your postgraduate years: