Rural Training

Going country during your GP training is a great opportunity to experience what life in a rural practice can offer while building your skills.

Rural Training

We hear so many stories from registrars who try a rural GP term and end up loving it so much, they stay on and work in the community once Fellowed.  

Registrars choose to go rural for a variety of reasons. Some of the benefits you may experience include:

  • Greater procedural exposure
  • Making a difference to communities in need of GPs
  • Opportunities to develop additional skill sets 
  • Exposure to a great variety of clinical cases 
  • Experiencing a new environment
  • Strong support network between fellow registrars
  • Being part of a small and close knit community
  • The opportunity to 'try before you buy' for just a 6 month term
  • Rural incentives
  • Support networks available for the whole family, including partners and kids

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Supporting our rural registrars

All rural placement are well supported:

  • Education specific to your location
  • Educators with rural experience
  • Online education and exam support
  • Government incentives
  • Procedural skills training opportunities
  • Mentoring programs – Anaesthetics & Obstetrics
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Financial support

There are a number of subsidies and incentives available to help support and encourage you to go rural.

  • Funded travel to attend WAGPET workshops
  • Rural Support Payment
  • Government Incentives

For further details, please refer to the Registrar Rural Support Payment Policy.

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