Contact the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway
- Contact details
- About The Generalist Pathway
- Governance structure
- Publications and documents of interest
We're here to answer your questions. Please contact us to discuss your future as a Rural Generalist or your application to the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway.
p. 1800 680 291
f. 07 4699 8133
p. 1800 680 291
f. 07 4624 1818
p. 07 4683 3424
About The Generalist Pathway
The Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway currently supports more than 320 medical officers across Queensland. A total of 84 Fellows have completed their training with the program since its inception in 2007 (this includes 12 pre-vanguard trainees).
Rural Generalist Medicine was founded in Queensland as a generalist medical discipline in August 2005 by a group of key stakeholders who convened in Roma to develop the concept of a supported training pathway to a career in rural medicine. The Roma Agreement can be found below.
Through the Medical Officers' (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.1) 2005, Rural Generalist Medicine was recognised by Queensland as a generalist discipline in May 2008.
The following data set is current as at May 2016.
Several committees provide strategic direction and support to the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway program including:
- Queensland Rural Generalist Program Leadership Group
- Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Reference Group
- Queensland Rural Generalist Training Hospitals Forum
- Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway | Regional Training Organisation Forum
- Advanced Skills Training Consultative Committees
- Directors of Rural Generalist Training Forum
These committees provide opportunities for key stakeholders and committee members to consult and report on emerging business and advise on policy, training requirements, educational and professional standards relevant to the QRGP.
Publications and documents of interest
Choosing a career path is complex and we encourage you to read and research about Rural Generalism and the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway. Below are some publications and reports that may be of interest to anyone considering a career as a Rural Generalist.
- Building a sustainable workforce in a rural and remote health service: A comprehensive and innovative Rural Generalist training approach (2016)
- The Queensland Rural Generalist Program 2005-2015 (2015)
- Central West Single Practice Service Model (2015)
- Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway: impacts on rural medical workforce (2015)
- Cairns Consensus Statement on Rural Generalist Medicine (2013)
- Rural Generalism and the Queensland Health pathway - implications for rural clinical supervisors, placements and rural medical education providers (2013)
- Evaluation and Investigative Study of the Queensland Rural Generalist Program (2012)
Funded by Health Workforce Australia | Undertaken by Ernst and Young
- The rural generalist: a new generation of health professionals providing the rural medical workforce the bush needs (2011)
- NOVA Queensland Health Rural Generalist Pathway evaluation (2010)
- Rural Generalist Medicine discipline recognition (2007)
- A brief history of the Rural Generalist Pathway (2007)
- Roma Agreement (2005)
- Generalist Senior Medical Officers in Rural and Remote Public Hospitals of Queensland (Llamas, Catchpole and Lennox) (2005)