Left to right: Dr Monowar Hossain, Dr Jessica Farrar, Stewart Woods

Left to right: Dr Monowar Hossain, Dr Jessica Farrar, Stewart Woods

Notices

Call for Applications

Rural Procedural Consolidation Term Grants – call for applications

The Rural Generalist Program South Australia (RGPSA) invites applications for Rural Procedural Consolidation Term Grants to support Rural Generalist registrars or Fellowed GPs towards the consolidation of new skills development or require upskilling in an existing skill after significant time away from advanced skills practice. Applications opens 2nd May 2022 closing 24th June 2022.

Training Opportunities – calls for applications

The Rural Generalist Program South Australia (RGPSA) invites you to explore regional training opportunities for 2023:  

  • Internship applications now open for 2023 opening 9th May 2022 and closing 9th June 2022. 
  • PGY2+ Expressions of Interest open from Tuesday, 14 June 2022 and close Wednesday, 6 July 2022
  • Advanced skills training positions open from Tuesday, 14 June 2022 and close Wednesday, 6 July 2022 in adult internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics (DRANZCOG), anaesthetics (DRGA) and psychiatry.

Training Opportunities

 

Past notices:

Applications for both ACRRM and RACGP’s 2023 AGPT intake open on Monday, 21 March 2022 and close on Tuesday, 19 April 2022.

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) – RACGP

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) – ACRRM

Rural General Training Scheme (RGTS) applications open 21 September 2021 to commence training in July 2022, closing 10 January 2022.

RGPSA increasing rural medical training places

RGPSA is breaking new ground for South Australia in supporting our regional local health networks in increasing rural medical training positions to establish a sustainable rural medical workforce. See how training positions have grown from 2021 to 2022 and where you can find them in our new infographic.

RGPSA Infographic 2021

Highlights for the year ahead include:

  • a projected 47% increase in Rural Interns,
  • 85% increase in Rural PGY2 numbers
  • 92% upsurge in Rural Advanced Skills Training positions

November RG Profile: Dr Jessica Martyn and her dog

November RG Profile: Dr Jessica Martyn and her dog

RGPSA News and Stories

Rural Generalists of SA

April 2022 Profile – Dr Wissam Ghamrawi

March 2022 Profile – Dr Gerard Quigley

February 2022 Profile – Dr Kellie Mibus

January 2022 Profile – Dr Philippa Knowler

December 2021 Profile – Dr Hamish Eske

November 2021 Profile – Dr Jessica Martyn

News

Joint release: Recognition of Rural General Medicine clears first hurdle,
published 18th November 2021

“The promise of a career with a recognised title, will provide a major spur to aspiring future rural doctors to undertake the additional years of multi-site training required to attain the RG skill set.”

Dr Sarah Chalmers, ACRRM President

“Once again, the GP profession is leading the way in recognition for its doctors who play a central role in the health system. Rural Generalists must be recognised, valued and supported to fulfil their crucial roles – this will help not only benefit the communities they serve but also help attract more doctors to undertake this training,”

Dr Karen Price, RACGP President

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/

Dr Hamish Eske

Dr Hamish Eske

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.

Links for more information:

RACGP: Recognition of rural generalist medicine

ACRRM: Joint release: Recognition of rural generalist medicine clears first hurdle

National Rural Generalist Pathway (NRGP)