Dr Mike Bruorton, Dr Zhong Ren Ong

Dr Mike Bruorton, Dr Zhong Ren Ong

Requirements for general practice training


Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
Rural and remote practice placements of 12 months

Registrars are required to work in regional, rural and remote locations and gain experience across primary, secondary and emergency care in rural practice to gain competencies, knowledge, skills and attributes in a rural context. Training should involve working in a rural general practice, admitting into the local hospital, providing inpatient care and after hours cover in the emergency department. This experience can also be gained through multiple placements across primary, secondary and emergency contexts.


Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP) and Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP)
Rural general practice placements of 18 months

General Practice registrars in the general pathway need to complete at least 12 months in outer-metropolitan, rural or Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander health posts during their training. Registrars in the rural pathway must complete at least 18 months in rural practice. FARGP and FRACGP can be taken concurrently with a dual Fellowship outcome.

How to apply

All positions are advertised through the SA Health Careers Website.

For more information about applications process for SA Health see link below.

Key dates

AGPT 2022 Intake applications open 22 March 2021
AGPT 2022 Intake applications close 20 April 2021
AGPT 2022 2nd Intake Aug / Sept 2021
RVTS 2022 Intake dates coming soon

Relevant links

ACRRM Link to external site
RACGP Link to external site
AGPT Important dates Link to external site
RVTS Intake dates Link to external site
SA Health Careers Link to external site

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