Left to right: Dr Jessica Farrar, Stewart Woods

Left to right: Dr Jessica Farrar, Stewart Woods

Notices

Call for Applications

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program second intake

The AGPT program offers fully Commonwealth-funded Fellowship training in the speciality of general practice

AGPT through Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) program opens for training commencement January/February 2023 on Monday 1st August 2022 and closes Monday 29th August 2022

AGPT through Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) program second intake opens Monday 8th August 2022 and closes Tuesday 30th August 2022

 

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 31st August 2022.

November RG Profile: Dr Jessica Martyn and her dog

November RG Profile: Dr Jessica Martyn and her dog

RGPSA News and Stories

News

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

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

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)