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FAQ

If you're exploring the opportunities that the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway offers, you've probably got a few questions. Check out some of the most frequently asked questions about the program below.

Is there a bonded period that locks me in? Is there a bonded period that locks me in?
Becoming a rural generalist limits my options doesn't it? Becoming a rural generalist limits my options doesn't it?
I heard the pay is less than other specialities? I heard the pay is less than other specialities?
I can always come back to being a rural generalist, so why start there? I can always come back to being a rural generalist, so why start there?s

 

Here are some more detailed questions that we are often asked:

Eligibility

Am I eligible to apply for a Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway (QRGP) training position? Am I eligible to apply for a Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway (QRGP) training position?
I am a new ADF medical trainee. Am I eligible to apply for the QRGP? I am a new ADF medical trainee. Am I eligible to apply for the QRGP?
I am an interstate graduate. Can I apply to join the QRGP via the direct entry application process? I am an interstate graduate. Can I apply to join the QRGP via the direct entry application process?
I am not eligible or missed out on applying to the QRGP. Can I pursue a Rural Generalist career independently once I start practising medicine (as a postgraduate)? I am not eligible or missed out on applying to the QRGP.  Can I pursue a Rural Generalist career independently once I start practising medicine (as a postgraduate)?

Training and skills

Which college endpoint should I train to? Which college endpoint should I train to?
I want to become a rural GP. Does The Generalist Pathway allow me to do this? I want to become a rural GP. Does The Generalist Pathway allow me to do this?
Do I have to use my professional development leave for mandated vocational training education? Do I have to use my professional development leave for mandated vocational training education?
What Advanced Specialised Training (AST) disciplines are available? What Advanced Specialised Training (AST) disciplines are available?
What professional level will I be while I undertake my AST? What professional level will I be while I undertake my AST?
Are there any long-term obligations on medical graduates who are balloted to a quarantined Rural Generalist Intern position? Are there any long-term obligations on medical graduates who are balloted to a quarantined Rural Generalist Intern position?

Miscellaneous

I want to return my scholarship bond. Why do I have to continue to follow The Generalist Pathway? I want to return my scholarship bond. Why do I have to continue to follow The Generalist Pathway?
Is The Generalist Pathway available at all Queensland hospitals? Is The Generalist Pathway available at all Queensland hospitals?
What is a Regional Training Organisation? What is a Regional Training Organisation??
When should I apply for a QRGP Rural Generalist Intern position? When should I apply for a QRGP Rural Generalist Intern position?

 

We'd love to answer any questions you may have about the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway or life as a Rural Generalist. Please email or call us:
e. rural_generalist@health.qld.gov.au
p. 1800 680 291


Last updated: 25 January 2017