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
  • Rental and relocation subsidies
  • 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
  • Relocation Subsidy
  • Rural Rental Subsidy
  • Government Incentives

For further details refer to the Rural Subsidies Policy for AGPT Program.

Please note that the current Rural Subsidies Policy is only effective through to 14 January 2017. For 2017 placements please refer to the Registrar Rural Support Payment Policy.

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