Be a rural GP

Be a rural GP

Working rurally provides you with a broad and fulfilling training experience. MCCC offers places in rural communities within the large regional cities – Warrnambool, Mildura, Ballarat, Greater Bendigo, Greater Shepparton, Albury Wodonga and a host of rural and regional communities, including coastal towns.

Living and working rurally gives you the opportunity to further develop skills in a range of special interest areas such as obstetrics, anesthetics and emergency care.

Read about our accredited training practices on the ‘where you can train page‘, which highlights training clinical and procedural training opportunities provided by different towns.

We believe the ideal training post is a rural area where you can work in a general practice treating a broad range of ages and medical needs.

You may admit into the local hospital, provide inpatient care or work after hours care in their emergency department – experiencing true life and death situations.

Being a key member of the local health service results in diverse presentations, continuity of care and career variety.

There are also the lifestyle benefits of choosing a rural or regional area. A close-knit regional or rural town may mean you have far greater:

  • Work-life balance
  • Family activities and lifestyle options
  • Flexibility
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Advanced procedural skills.

See Dr Shiju Mammen’s testimonial on the fantastic lifestyle in one of our regional towns.

Workforce Incentive Program

The WIP will commence on 1 January 2020.

Under the WIP, the GPRIP will transition to the WIP – Doctor Stream and the PNIP will transition to the WIP – Practice Stream. Medical practitioners and general practices participating in the PNIP and GPRIP on 31 December 2019 will automatically transition to the WIP.

Click here for more information.

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