When you train in rural or remote South Australia you will experience a number of benefits including:
- more one on one supervision
- train to full scope of practice in a supported environment
- greater exposure to hands on tailored training to your individual needs
- greater breadth and depth of skill development
- contextualised skill development
Develop your clinical courage
Another aspect of training in rural is the development of clinical courage that is an essential skill for those working in rural and remote areas. Clinical courage stems from a sense of belonging to the community of which you are a part, acceptance of clinical uncertainty, knowing the limits of your clinical practice and having the ability to contextualise and marshal resources to meet clinical need.
Practice socially accountable medicine
Rural generalists and rural generalist trainees training in rural, support the establishment and maintenance of both a strong primary and secondary rural health care system that provides better population health and distribution (equity) and improved economy in the use of resources. Communities see enhanced viability of rural general practice that then in turn supports the delivery of local hospital services and improved specialised services.
Communities also experience increased quality and range of medical services that are provided locally to meet community need. A stronger primary care system prevents illness and maintain the good health of our communities reducing the burden on hospitals and other medical resources.