The number of Rural Generalists (RG) training across rural and regional Victoria is growing, thanks to the Victorian Rural Generalist Program and its training pathways.
As a sub-specialty of general practice, all Rural Generalists are trained to provide primary care, emergency medicine, plus many required components of other medical specialist care needed to provide comprehensive medical care in small to medium sized rural and regional communities.
Rural Generalist Advanced Skills training can vary from emergency skills, mental health, anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics or palliative care.
RG training equips registrars to manage complex comorbidities … work in community settings, hospital settings, and admit into your local health service, provide inpatient care or work after hours in the ED, they will feel confident to respond and deal with problems at a population level, and can make a valuable contribution to medical leadership within teams.
Offering an RG registrar placement as they complete their Rural Generalist Consolidation (RGC) can deliver a range of terrific benefits to your practice.
Registrars undertaking RGC will be keen to maintain, refresh and update their skills in your practice while they undertake their final stage of training towards fellowship as an independent Rural Generalist.
They will also be looking for career opportunities following their fellowship.
The Victorian Rural Generalist Program fund the 2022 Rural Generalist Consolidation (RGC) program.
For more information:
Anna Stephenson – Manager Rural Program