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Applications now open for Rural Doctors Upskilling Program

Thursday 22 June 2017

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Applications are now open for the Rural Doctors Upskilling Program 2017.

On 7 June 2017 Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick opened the call for applications for the inaugural Rural Doctors Upskilling Program (RDUP).

The RDUP has been created in recognition that Queensland requires an appropriately skilled and distributed medical practitioner workforce to meet the primary health care needs of our community.

The program emphasises the need for respect to the delivery of public and community health programs and procedural work in regional, rural and remote communities across the state.

As part of the program, the RDUP will provide funding to facilitate greater access to training within the Queensland public sector for General Practitioners and Rural Generalists, allowing them to upskill in a special interest or maintain their advanced or specialised skillsets in order to serve the communities in which they practice.

How to apply

The guidelines contain information about the program; including funding, eligibility, application and selection processes and can be found, along with the application form here.

Interested parties are required to submit an application form and statement of need to:

For further information please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Prevention Division via email at:

Applications close 17 July 2017
Last updated: 20 June 2017