The Riverland Academy of Clinical Excellence training program was modelled around listening to the challenges of medical students and junior doctors around the country who want a secure single-employer contract for the duration of their training, who want to be able to choose to live in one place if they wish, and who want flexibility for part-time employment. All of this in a supportive community and along with being recognised as a valued part of the medical team where there is an opportunity to do meaningful work while they are learning.
The rotations of the Riverland Academy of Clinical Excellence are designed to provide a range of clinical experiences that are high quality and truly representational of rural medicine. This program can be undertaken as part of rural generalist training through AGPT with ACRRM, RACGP, Independent Pathway or other training pathways will also be considered. Preference is given to applicants committed to a career in rural or regional practice across primary care, hospital-based care or both.
Come and learn from
Wayne Champion our CEO who led the disaster response to the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes, the 2015 Pinery Fires and the 2020 SA Health rural response to Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Paul Worley our Executive Director of Clinical Innovation, a practicing rural generalist, former Dean of Medicine, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and inaugural National Rural Health Commissioner.
Dr Caroline Phegan our Executive Director Medical Services who is a practicing rural generalist, Chair of the State-wide Urgent Care Network and the Commission for Excellence and Innovation in Health.
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Apply through SA MET intern and PGY2+ positions. Anticipated training positions for 2023 are:
|Internship||General Surgery x 2||Riverland General Hospital|
|General Medicine x 2||Riverland General Hospital|
|General Practice / Emergency x 2||Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic|
|General Practice / Aged Care||Barmera Medical Clinic|
|General Practice / Aged Care||Renmark Medical Clinic|
|Emergency / Relieving x 2||Riverland General Hospital|
|General practice / Emergency medicine
Road to Rural (R2R) rotations from Metro
|Bridge Clinic and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Mannum Medical, Mannum District Hospital
Waikerie Medical Centre and Waikerie Health Service
|PGY2+||General Practice / Anaesthetics||Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic|
|General Practice / Anaesthetics||Bridge Clinic and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital|
|General Practice / Emergency||Bridge Clinic and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital|
|General Practice / Emergency||Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic|
|General Practice / Women’s Health||Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic|
|General Practice / Mental Health||Mannum Medical, Mannum District Hospital|
|General Practice / Mental Health||Waikerie Medical Centre and Waikerie Health Service|
|General Practice / Paediatrics||Loxton Health Centre and Loxton Health Complex|
|General Practice / Paediatrics||Bridge Clinic and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital|
|General Practice / Paediatrics||Mannum Medical, Mannum District Hospital and Karoonda and District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital|
|General Practice / Paediatrics||Waikerie Medical Centre and Waikerie Health Health Service|
|Advanced Skill Training||Adult Internal Medicine||Riverland General Hospital|
|Emergency x 4||Riverland General Hospital|
|Obstetrics (DRANZCOG)||Bridge Clinic and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital|
|Psychiatry||Riverland General Hospital|
The region is well serviced with hospitals, medical centres, schools, aged care facilities and major service sectors.
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If you are interested in a rural clinical experience, need advice or are already training in rural and would like to sign up to access a range of supports, contact us today. On-line sign up form coming soon.