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Essential information

Eligibility

Eligibility to apply for a quarantined Rural Generalist Pathway intern training position is subject to the following criteria. Applicants must:

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate:

  • intent to make application to undertake Advanced Training (12-24 month duration) in: Indigenous Health, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery, Adult Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine;
  • intent to complete vocational training in a rural location.

Key dates

2018 Rural Generalist Intern Recruitment Campaign key dates (last updated 1 February 2017)

Intern position information

Application and entry guides

Training hospital locations

We offer our interns opportunities at some of Queensland's leading hospitals, including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Logan, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Redland, Mount Isa and Gold Coast.

Click the map marker to view the facility profile of the training hospitals.

After The Generalist Pathway

The Generalist Pathway provides support for doctors to attain Rural Generalist status in Queensland and our applicants go on to attain:

  • Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) including completion of advanced specialised training in Indigenous Health, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery, Adult Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine; and/or
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) plus Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) including completion of advanced specialised training in Indigenous Health, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery, Adult Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine; and evidence that the abilities and skills in the ACRRM Curriculum Statements for Obstetrics and Women's Health have been obtained (except where the certified advanced skill is in Obstetrics and Gynaecology).

Both Fellowships allow Fellows to work unsupervised in general practice anywhere in Australia as they attain recognition as a general practitioner for Medicare purposes. The end of The Generalist Pathway is just the beginning of a varied and fulfilling career; explore more about which option to choose on the General Practice Training Queensland website.

Pathway timeline

The Generalist Pathway is designed for trainees to complete their Rural Generalist training at the end of postgraduate year (PGY) five. However, we understand that everyone's personal and professional needs are different and the Pathway has the flexibility to accommodate both personal and professional life changes.

Your Generalist Pathway timeline will vary depending on the advanced skill/s and vocational training you choose to complete, as indicated below.

Click here for more detail on Rural Generalist career progression. Surgery is the only advanced skill that takes two years to complete.

Stage of training Position types Length (years)
Prevocational Intern 1
Junior House Officer (JHO) 1
Advanced skills Principal House Officer (PHO) 1-2*
Vocational employment Senior Medical Officer (Provisional Fellow) (SMOPF)
(+/- private practice appointment)

Medical Officer with Right to Private Practice (MORPP)
2

 

See more information about each stage of The Generalist Pathway here.


Last updated: 29 June 2017