You can choose from the following pathways:
If you choose general you can only train in the city, so Melbourne or Geelong and surrounding suburbs. You must stay in these areas for your entire training journey, but once you have fellowed you can practice anywhere.
Choosing rural allows you to experience life in major regional cities like Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Warrnambool or Mildura. Or you may choose to live and work in a smaller community which still offers everything you need, including great food and wine options, schooling, sporting and family activities, all within easy reach of regional centres.
If you choose the rural pathway you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the healthcare and wellbeing of a community. You will be welcomed with open arms and surrounded by people who will help and support you, both within the practice and in the community itself. Explore local wineries, the cafe culture, adventure and outdoor activities, a range of sporting and cultural options, as well as the magnificent scenery, waterways and leisure options rural and regional communities offer.
Rural generalism provides supported, end-to-end training. You will complete a range of mandatory advanced skills, such as emergency medicine and prepare yourself to provide complete care to rural, regional or remote communities.
Practice Experience Program
You can also fellow through the Practice Experience Program (PEP), which we facilitate for the RACGP. See more information on PEP here, including links to the RACGP website.