RGPSA News and Stories
National Framework for Prevocational (PGY1 & PGY2) Medical Training is under review
The AMC is conducting a comprehensive review of all the elements of the National Framework for Prevocational Medical Training (formerly, National Framework for Medical Internship) in 2019 – 2021.
Medical Education Prevocational Forum 2022, National Wine Centre, Adelaide, 20-23 November 2022. Subscribe now to receive notifications and updates at https://prevocforum2022.com.au/
Rural Generalists of SA
Working towards recognition of rural generalist medicine
Dr Michael Beckoff
ACRRM representative on the National Rural Generalist Recognition Taskforce
MBBS, FACRRM, FAICD, Assoc. Dipl. Agric (Dist)
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have been working together with the Office of the Rural Health Commissioner since November 2019 to form the National Rural Generalist Recognition Taskforce. The Taskforce is seeking to facilitate recognition of Rural Generalism as a specialist field within general practice.
Many meetings have occurred between the two GP Colleges, ably chaired by the Rural Health Commissioner – initially Professor Paul Worley and now Professor Ruth Stewart – to progress this recognition. The Australian Medical Council (AMC) and Medical Board of Australia (MBA) as well as the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) have been consulted as well as other medical colleges and many other stakeholders. We are delighted to be acknowledged as having achieved ‘Stage One’ status in the overall process, and we can focus our efforts on working towards ‘Stage Two’ , which may take a further 18-months or so .
This recognition is vital to ensure the success of the Rural Generalist Training Pathway programs in each state and territory, facilitated by the Rural Generalist Coordination Units in each jurisdiction. Skilled and well trained Rural Generalists provide valued services to rural and remote communities and with the expansion and success of this program, comes positive health outcomes and a much needed stable workforce.
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