Rural Generalist Medicine

Rural Generalist Medicine is the provision of a broad scope of medical care by a doctor in the rural context. Their practice encompasses primary care for individuals and family, hospital in-patient care, emergency care, public health care and extended services for their local community.
Minimum Time to Completion: 5 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Helpful rotations
Rotations that must undertaken prior to the second year of the AGPT program in hospital rotations:

  • 10 weeks in General Medicine (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in General Surgery (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Three rotations of choice relevant to general practice

Elective rotations include Anaesthetics, Dermatology, ENT, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Obstetric and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Prevocational General Practice, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Urology, and a second rotation in Emergency Medicine or General Medicine.

Application Process

4 pathways to FACRRM

1. Australian General Practice Training

  • Government funded fellowship training program
  • Available in both ACRRM and RACGP
  • Application process consists of an online application, referee reports and multiple mini interviews.

2. Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

  • Government funded flexible training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia.
  • Application process consists of an online application on the RVTS website, situational judgement test and interview.

3. Rural Generalist Training Scheme (RGTS)

  • Government funded Rural Generalist education program, an agile training environment, flexible options to meet the program requirements, and individualised training support.
  • Application process consists of an online application, referee reports and multiple mini interviews.

4. Independent Pathway

  • Self-funded, self directed and flexible pathway delivered and supported by the ACRRM.
  • Application process consists of an online application, referee reports and multiple mini interviews.
  • Four intakes per year.
  • Complete FRACGP Application

For new applicants

  • Indicate your interest in the AGPT Rural Generalist Training during the AGPT selection process by ticking an “AGPT Rural Generalist Training” box on the application form.

For those already enrolled with RACGP

  • Opt in to Rural Generalist Training though the AGPT Program by completing the application form and returning to rural@racgp.org.au.

The program structure is dependent on pathway. In general, the program consists of:

Core Generalist Training (CGT) for 3 years:

  • 6 months of primary care
  • 3 months of ‘secondary care’ ie inpatient / hospital care
  • 3 months of emergency
  • 12 months of rural/remote practice
  • 10 weeks each of paediatrics, anaesthetics, obstetrics


Advanced Specialist Training (AST) for 1 year in one of the following clinical areas:

  • ATSI health, Academic Practice, Adult Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Population Health, Remote Medicine, Surgery (24 month training)

RACGP trainees undergo:

  • 12 months hospital training time.
  • 24 months in an accredited general practice training post under an accredited supervisor
  • 3 x 6 month terms in general practice
  • 6 months in approved extended skills training
  • 12 months in advanced rural skills training to specialise in rural general practice (FARGP)

For further information, refer to the RACGP Pathway to Fellowship website.

Annual Fee:

Annual membership fee: AUD $474

Exam Fee:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): AUD $1545.00
Case Base Discussion (CBD): AUD $1995.00
Structured Assessment using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS) : AUD $3,195.00
Projects: AUD $3150.00

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY1

Training Duration (minimum)

4 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Commence Rural Generalist Medicine Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Rural Generalist Medicine

Rural Generalist Medicine is the provision of a broad scope of medical care by a doctor in the rural context. Their practice encompasses primary care for individuals and family, hospital in-patient care, emergency care, public health care and extended services for their local community.
Minimum Time to Completion: 5 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Helpful rotations
Rotations that must undertaken prior to the second year of the AGPT program in hospital rotations:

  • 10 weeks in General Medicine (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in General Surgery (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Three rotations of choice relevant to general practice

Elective rotations include Anaesthetics, Dermatology, ENT, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Obstetric and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Prevocational General Practice, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Urology, and a second rotation in Emergency Medicine or General Medicine.

Application Process

4 pathways to FACRRM

1. Australian General Practice Training

  • Government funded fellowship training program
  • Available in both ACRRM and RACGP
  • Application process consists of an online application, referee reports and multiple mini interviews.

2. Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

  • Government funded flexible training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia.
  • Application process consists of an online application on the RVTS website, situational judgement test and interview.

3. Rural Generalist Training Scheme (RGTS)

  • Government funded Rural Generalist education program, an agile training environment, flexible options to meet the program requirements, and individualised training support.
  • Application process consists of an online application, referee reports and multiple mini interviews.

4. Independent Pathway

  • Self-funded, self directed and flexible pathway delivered and supported by the ACRRM.
  • Application process consists of an online application, referee reports and multiple mini interviews.
  • Four intakes per year.
  • Complete FRACGP Application

For new applicants

  • Indicate your interest in the AGPT Rural Generalist Training during the AGPT selection process by ticking an “AGPT Rural Generalist Training” box on the application form.

For those already enrolled with RACGP

  • Opt in to Rural Generalist Training though the AGPT Program by completing the application form and returning to rural@racgp.org.au.

Program Structure

The program structure is dependent on pathway. In general, the program consists of:

Core Generalist Training (CGT) for 3 years:

  • 6 months of primary care
  • 3 months of ‘secondary care’ ie inpatient / hospital care
  • 3 months of emergency
  • 12 months of rural/remote practice
  • 10 weeks each of paediatrics, anaesthetics, obstetrics


Advanced Specialist Training (AST) for 1 year in one of the following clinical areas:

  • ATSI health, Academic Practice, Adult Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Population Health, Remote Medicine, Surgery (24 month training)

RACGP trainees undergo:

  • 12 months hospital training time.
  • 24 months in an accredited general practice training post under an accredited supervisor
  • 3 x 6 month terms in general practice
  • 6 months in approved extended skills training
  • 12 months in advanced rural skills training to specialise in rural general practice (FARGP)

For further information, refer to the RACGP Pathway to Fellowship website.

Fees

Annual Fee:

Annual membership fee: AUD $474

Exam Fee:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): AUD $1545.00
Case Base Discussion (CBD): AUD $1995.00
Structured Assessment using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS) : AUD $3,195.00
Projects: AUD $3150.00

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY1

Training Duration (minimum)

4 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Commence Rural Generalist Medicine Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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