Eligibility to apply for a quarantined Rural Generalist Pathway intern training position is subject to the following criteria. Applicants must:
- hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency status;
- successfully complete a medical degree from an accredited Australian university and be in the final year of study at time of application;
- hold an applicant group status of A or B. More information is available at: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/employment/work-for-us/clinical/medical/recruitment/intern/applicant-categories/applicant-groups
- have received or be eligible upon graduation for provisional medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
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.
2018 Rural Generalist Intern Recruitment Campaign key dates (last updated 1 February 2017)
Intern position information
- Live preferencing status report will be available from 19-21 April 2017
- 2018 Rural Generalist Intern Position List (last updated 1 March 2017)
Application and entry guides
- Rural Generalist Intern Documentation and Selection Criteria for Application
- Rural Generalist Intern Application Overview Guide
- Rural Generalist Intern Ballot Exemption and Special Consideration Guide
- Rural Generalist Intern Joint Ticket Guide
- Rural Generalist Intern Placement Preferencing and Ballot Guide
- Rural Generalist Intern Swapping and Withdrawal Guide
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.
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)|
|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)