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Life as a Generalist

John | Longreach

Tash | Cooktown

Sarah | Mount Isa

Ali | Emerald


Are you ready for an adventurous, challenging and rewarding career? Rural Generalism is a route to a diverse career, with deep community connection, adventure and true sense of purpose. Whether your calling is in rural and remote medicine or another specialty, rural generalism offers trainees endless future career options.

If a broad scope of work across many fields of medicine, an exciting and diverse work environment and a deep sense of community interest you, find your calling on The Generalist Pathway.

The Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway has supported more than two hundred trainees to find their career calling since 2007. Beyond rural generalism, our Fellows have gone on to roles in clinical administration and leadership, city and provincial practice, and worked in expeditionary, international aid and retrieval medicine.

'I enjoy the crazy, different, exciting work in a spectacular location that I would not have been prepared for had I not undertaken Rural Generalist Training'.

'It takes me three minutes to get to work from my house by the river, the air is clear and there are no traffic jams to worry about'.

'You care for your community and they'll care for you, they'll appreciate you...and that appreciation makes the job so much better'.

'The Rural Generalist Pathway has defined what has been a very rewarding journey for me as a doctor. I'm now doing what I was trained to do and loving it!'

Keeping Australia Alive courtesy of ITV Studios Australia | Ep1: Cradle to Grave

'Our patients become our friends and our friends become our patients. That’s just the reality of living and working in the same community.'

The Keeping Australia Alive series was a landmark documentary event that captured a snapshot of the Australian health system with 100 cameras over a 24 hour period in October 2015. The series originally aired on ABC in March 2016 and the first episode, Cradle to Grave, featured rural generalist practice in Longreach and Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Medical Director Dr John Douyere.

Last updated: 17 March 2017