The road to rural generalism

There are a number of ways to become a rural generalist (RG).

We offer RG pathways through both RACGP and ACRRM. When you apply to the AGPT program, you can choose RG as an option with RACGP. All ACRRM trainees are rural generalists.

You can also register your interest in being a rural generalist with the Victorian Rural Generalist Program, before joining the AGPT. Find out more about applying here.

Training as a Rural Generalist in 2022

There are some great opportunities on offer for current MCCC rural pathway registrars who may be considering making the jump into training as a rural generalist (RG).

Take a look at the range of fully funded Advanced Skills Posts still on offer for 2022 through the Victoria Rural Generalist Program (VRGP).

The VRGP is a state-wide training program for RG trainees who wish to train, work and live in rural and regional Victoria.

See specific rural generalist FAQs here, or our rural generalist flyer and pathway here for more information.

Contact the VRGP for information on 2022 Advanced Skills Posts currently on offer until 5 November 2021.

The most supported pathway

Rural generalism provides GP trainees with a supportive, end-to-end training pathway.

Once qualified, a rural generalist will provide primary care to patients in GP clinics, together with advanced care in their chosen specialty and may also work in a Victorian rural or regional health service as a visiting medical practitioner.

Find out more about being a rural generalist here.