Aged care

Anaesthetics

Emergency medicine

General practice

Mental health

Obstetrics

Paediatrics

Surgery

Holder Bend Reserve, Waikerie - Riverland. Source/Photographer Italo Vardaro

Holder Bend Reserve, Waikerie - Riverland. Source/Photographer Italo Vardaro

About the Riverland Academy of Clinical Excellence

The Riverland Academy of Clinical Excellence (RACE) articulates the ambition of the Riverland Mallee Coorong LHN to be a centre of excellence in rural health – teaching, research and innovative clinical care. It is the next exciting step in a long-term commitment to medical education in our region.

The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network (RMCLHN) supports South Australians living in the towns and surrounds of Renmark, Paringa, Berri, Barmera, Waikerie, Loxton, Pinnaroo, Lameroo, Karoonda, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and Meningie.

Riverland Mallee Coorong region was involved in the development of the international master’s in clinical education with Flinders University, and national awards for medical education and training from the Business Higher Education Round Table and the Australian Teaching and Learning Commission. The success of the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum resulted in the national rural clinical schools’ program and has influenced curriculum implementation in medical schools across the world.

Based on a holistic understanding of health, and integrating hospital and general practice training at all levels with a broad range of contemporary training in advanced skills, it is a one-stop-shop for career advancement in general practice and rural generalist. The Academy Trainee Medical Officer (TMO) program is also excellent preparation for other specialty training programs and includes opportunities to advance your career through becoming part of local and international research and education networks.

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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Positions

Apply through SA MET  intern and PGY2+ positions. Anticipated training positions for 2022 are:

Training Stage Rotations Locations Year
Internship Surgery Riverland General Hospital 2022
Medicine Riverland General Hospital
Emergency / General Practice Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic
Aged Care / General Practice Barmera Medical Clinic
Renmark Medical Clinic
Emergency / Relieving Riverland General Hospital
PGY2+ Anaesthetics / General Practice Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic 2022
Emergency / General Practice Bridge Clinic and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic
Obstetrics / General Practice Riverland General Hospital and Berri Medical Clinic
Mental Health / General Practice Mannum Medical, Mannum District Hospital and Karoonda and District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Waikerie Medical Centre and Waikerie Health Service
Paediatrics / General Practice Bridge Clinic and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Loxton Health Centre and Loxton Health Complex
Mannum Medical, Mannum District Hospital and Karoonda and District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Waikerie Medical Centre and Waikerie Health Health Service
Advanced Skill Training Adult Internal Medicine
Emergency
Obstetrics (DRANZCOG)
Riverland General Hospital 2022

Health facilities

The region is well serviced with hospitals, medical centres, schools, aged care facilities and major service sectors.

  • Barmera Health Service
  • Barmera Medical Clinic
  • Riverland General Hospital – Berri
  • Berri Medical Clinic, Berri
  • Loxton Hospital Complex
  • Loxton Health Centre
  • Mannum District Hospital and Karoonda & District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
  • Mannum Medical and Karoonda Medical Centre
  • Murray Bridge Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
  • Bridge Clinic, Murray Bridge
  • Renmark Paringa District Hospital
  • Renmark Medical Clinic
  • Waikerie Health Service
  • Waikerie Medical Centre

Express your interest

If you are interested in a rural clinical experience or would like to know more about rural generalist training in South Australia please contact us.