Train in a specialty area of your choice

From Aboriginal health to obstetrics and gynaecology, the choice is yours. With these skills, you can better serve the WA community.

When you train with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), you will undertake the Advanced Specialised Training (AST) term over 12 months in which you will train in a specific discipline. This term can be undertaken following your hospital year and before commencing in community GP. It can also be undertaken following your community GP training time. Visit the ACRRM website to learn more.

When you train with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), you will undertake an additional six months of training to your 18 months of GP training. This is called Extended Skills. You can either choose to further develop your skills and knowledge in general practice or opt to work in a specialty, also known as Non-GP Extended Skills. Visit the RACGP website to learn more.

The Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) with RACGP gives you the opportunity to develop additional skills for safe, accessible and comprehensive care for Australia’s rural and remote communities. Your Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST) term involves 12 months training in one or two sub-specialty at any point following your hospital year. Visit the RACGP website to learn more.

Extended Skills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Training Facility Region
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Perth North
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Kimberley
Ngaanyatjarra Health Service - ATSI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service Kimberley

Advanced Specialised Training/Advanced Rural Skills Training

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Training Facility Location
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Perth North
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Kimberley
Ngaanyatjarra Health Service - ATSI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service Kimberley

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics

Training Facility Location
Armadale Health Service - Paediatric Perth South

Population Health

Training Facility Location
Geraldton Regional Hospital - Surgery Mid West

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Academic posts

An academic post is a great way to incorporate academic research into your GP training. If you wish to undertake an academic post, you need to apply for a grant through their colleges. Posts can be undertaken at Curtin University, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Western Australia.

Contact GP Careers for more information.