Priority practice placement information

Interested in working rurally? Gain valuable skills by choosing a placement at one of our priority practices, featured below.

Priority practices provide a comprehensive training experience and opportunities for enhanced learning. They are available in the first stage of the 2021 Registrar Placement Process – a stage which allows all registrars to apply to identified posts within any MCCC region.

Participating in the Priority Placement allows you to secure a training post prior to the Competitive Placement period opening – so you’ll know in advance where you’ll be training. A Priority Placement is suitable for all registrars but is particularly ideal for those interested in (or currently enrolled in) Rural Generalist training or ACRRM registrars seeking rural/remote context training.

IMPORTANT: The Priority Placement is for registrars with an AGPT position with MCCC in 2021, not final intake candidates who are still progressing through the application process and are yet to receive an offer of training for 2021.

Registrars, get ahead and apply to a priority practice by:

Practice managers:

  • Please review the key dates of the Priority Placement in the drop down menu below
  • Review your showcases and profiles further down the page to ensure all information is up-to-date.
Priority Placement Process: 10 September – 7 October
Important dates – tasks for registrars and practice managers to action
Maximizing your chances for a match in the Priority Placement
How registrars find priority practices
How registrars apply to practices
How practices submit interview shortlistings to MCCC
How registrars and practices submit preferences
Tips and resources
Important dates – tasks for registrars and practice managers to action
Dates Registrars Practices
10 September Submit applications to preferred practices via email Receive applications from registrars via email
16 September Applications close Applications close
17 September Shortlisted applicants notified Practices advise REAPS Coordinator by email of shortlisted applicants so MCCC can assess each registrar’s eligibility.

 

Practices also notify registrars by phone or email about application progress, even if registrar is unsuccessful and not progressing to interview stage

18 Sep – 1 October Attend interviews Conduct interviews
By 1 October Submit preferences by email to REAPS Coordinator Submit preferences by email to REAPS Coordinator
7 October Placement outcomes notified by MCCC
Unsuccessful applicants participate in the Competitive Placement stage
Placement outcomes notified by MCCC
Practices not match with a registrar participate in the Competitive Placement stage
Maximizing your chances for a match in the Priority Placement

Registrars, before the Priority Placement Process begins, ensure you have:

  • Researched the priority practices that meet your training requirements – remember, you can apply to any region
  • Developed a resume
  • Tailored your cover letter.

Practices, before the Priority Placement Process begins, ensure you have:

  • Advised MCCC of your practice’s capacity in 2021
  • Reviewed your practice profile
  • Ensured your contact details in your profile are up-to-date (this is the email address registrars will send applications to)
  • Updated promotional information in the profile, including photos, additional learning opportunities and registrar testimonials.
How registrars find priority practices

See the Priority Practices section on this page (below) for detailed information about what each Priority Practice offers.

Make sure to use the tabs to navigate between the Showcase and the List views!

During the Priority Placement stage, registrars can apply within any region but must still take into account their training needs (eg inner/outer metro and college accreditation status).

How registrars apply to practices

Registrars are to review practice profiles listed below on the Priority Practices page and email a cover letter and CV to practices by clicking on the ‘Email’ link in the Email address for applications field of the practice profile  (under the map) eg:

Please remember to advise your REAPS Coordinator if you are participating in the Priority Placement Process so they can ensure the placement meets your training needs.

 

To contact your REAPS Coordinator:

Metro west: James Garland

North east: Monikka Spruyt

North west: Lyn-Marie Richards

South west: Catherine Lawlor

How practices submit interview shortlistings to MCCC

Practices are to email their REAPS Coordinator with names of applicants they have shortlisted for interviews.

Remember, it is important to inform all candidates by phone or email about their application status, even if the candidate is not progressing to interview stage.

To contact your REAPS Coordinator:

North east: Monikka Spruyt

North west: Lyn-Marie Richards

South west: Catherine Lawlor

How registrars and practices submit preferences

Registrars and practices are to submit their preferences to their REAPS Coordinator by email.

To contact your REAPS Coordinator:

Metro west: James Garland

North east: Monikka Spruyt

North west: Lyn-Marie Richards

South west: Catherine Lawlor

Tips and resources

Registrars:

MCCC webinar: Click to watch the 2021 Registrar Placement Process webinar for registrars

GPRA: Visit the GPRA website for information about the NTCER

Monash University:  Rural resume bursary to help medical trainees who live and work in the  Loddon Mallee and Gippsland areas to access training and professional development activities in the 2020 calendar year. Visit the Monash website for details; applications close 30 September.

 

Practice managers:

MCCC webinar: 2021 Registrar Placement Process webinar for practices (slides only)

GPSA: Visit the GPSA website for information about the NTCER

Priority Practices

Click on each tile in the Showcase below to discover more about each of our priority practices and to view their practice profile.

To see a list of the practices, their accreditation status, location and pathway details, click the second tab marked ‘List of Practices’.

Showcase

Active Health – Portland

Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC)

Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative (BDAC)

Casterton Coleraine Medical Centre

Cohuna – Ochre Health Medical Centre

Corryong Medical Centre

Dhauwurd Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service – Portland

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative – Warrnambool

Mallee District Aboriginal Services Medical Clinic – Swan Hill

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation – Echuca

Northern District Community Health Medical Clinic – Kerang

Robinson Street Medical Centre – Camperdown

Robinvale District Medical Centre

Swan Hill Medical Group

Swan Hill Primary Health Medical Centre

Terang Medical Clinic

The Camperdown Clinic

Timboon Clinic

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative – Geelong

Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation – Hamilton & Heywood

List of Practices
Practice Location College Accreditation Pathway
Active Health* PORTLAND RACGP, ACRRM (R,C,H) Rural
Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service* Glenroy Albury RACGP, ACRRM (C) Rural
Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC)* BALLARAT RACGP Rural
Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-Operative (BDAC)* NORTH BENDIGO RACGP Rural
Casterton Coleraine Medical Clinic* CASTERTON RACGP, ACRRM (R,C,H,E) Rural
Corryong Medical Centre* CORRYONG RACGP, ACRRM (R,C,H) Rural
Dhauwurd Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service (DWECH)* PORTLAND RACGP Rural
Gunditjmara Aboriginal Health Service* WARRNAMBOOL RACGP, ACRRM (R) Rural
Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) Medical Clinic – Swan Hill* SWAN HILL RACGP Rural
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre* ECHUCA RACGP Rural
Northern District Community Health Medical Clinic* KERANG RACGP, ACRRM (H) Rural
Ochre Health Medical Centre* Cohuna RACGP, ACRRM (R,H) Rural
Robinson Street Medical Centre* CAMPERDOWN RACGP, ACRRM (R,C,H,E) Rural
Robinvale District Medical Centre* Robinvale Vic 3549 RACGP Rural
Swan Hill Medical Group* SWAN HILL RACGP, ACRRM Rural
Swan Hill Primary Health Medical Centre* Swan Hill RACGP, ACRRM (R,C) Rural
Terang Medical Clinic* TERANG RACGP, ACRRM (R,C,H,E) Rural
The Camperdown Clinic* CAMPERDOWN RACGP, ACRRM (R,C,H,E) Rural
Timboon Medical Clinic* Timboon RACGP Rural
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Health Service* NORTH GEELONG RACGP General, Rural
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation – Hamilton & Heywood* HAMILTON RACGP Rural

ACRRM experience offered

R = Rural and remote context (MMM classification 4-7)
C = Community Primary Care (Booked GP patients)
H = Hospital in patient care (VMO rights for the local hospital)
E = Emergency care (ED department roster)
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