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How it works


The PESCI is conducted by either three experienced, vocationally registered general practitioners or two experienced, vocationally registered general practitioners and a community representative.

There are two sections to the PESCI;

The first section takes the form of open questions to explore your experience and skills according to your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and your interest in working in an Australian General Practice.

It explores your understanding and expectations of the position for which you are being assessed, your understanding of the level of supervision as well the supervisor’s role and the training requirements for the position.

The second section consists of five (5) clinical scenarios based on patient presentations to general practice in Australia and the five domains of general practice. You will be asked to comment on and describe how you would manage the patient in the Australian general practice context.

The PESCI scenarios are based on the five domains of General Practice (RACGP). The five domains of General Practice provide a comprehensive, robust framework for ensuring that the key skill areas of General Practice are included in education and training:


Five Domains of General Practice

  1. Communication Skills and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  2. Applied Professional Knowledge and Skills
  3. Population Health and the context of General Practice
  4. Professional and Ethical Role
  5. Organisational and Legal Dimensions

General practice consultations take into consideration the following areas and some or all of these areas will be relevant to the scenarios used in a PESCI assessment:

  1. History taking skills
  2. Description of physical examination
  3. Differential diagnoses
  4. Investigations
  5. Management
  6. Communication and
  7. Professionalism

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