A rural career

Working rurally provides you with a broad and fulfilling training experience. We offer 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. Consider becoming a rural generalist and give back to your community by providing essential healthcare to rural, regional and remote areas.

Read about our accredited training practices, highlighting the 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.

Rural podcasts – rural community connections

Listen to Dr Angela Stratton on Medfem – the University of Melbourne’s medical student podcast aimed at amplifying the voices of inspirational females in medicine.

Angela is an Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) GP and the Statewide Clinical Lead for the Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP); hear her talk about why she loves being a GP and the genuine connections you make in rural communities plus how she grew as a clinician by choosing general practice as her specialty.