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Things you need to know

Stages of
The Generalist Pathway

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Applications open approximately
March every year. You can express interest in joining the Pathway at any time.

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Eligibility

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

Applicants must:

  • Successfully complete a medical degree from an accredited Australian or New Zealand 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 here.
  • 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 undertake Advanced Skills 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

2022 Rural Generalist Intern Recruitment Campaign dates
(current as at October 2020)

The dates provided below have been determined in accordance with the Queensland Health General Intern allocation period and are subject to change.

Event Date
University presentations Dates and locations available here.
Application information sessions webinar

Register interest via rural_generalist@health.qld.gov.au

TBC
Applications open Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 9am
Applications close Tuesday 16 March 2021 at 4pm
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern application initiative documentation:

requested from applicants:

submission closes:

Wednesday 17 March 2021
Friday 19 March 2021 at 4pm
Interviews (via Teams) Wednesday 24 March 2021 to Wednesday 7 April 2021
Pathway offers released via email from Monday 12 April 2021 (possibly earlier)
Pathway offer acceptance closes (via email) Two days from date of offer
Live preferencing Tuesday 20 April to Thursday 22 April 2021 (closes 12 midday)
Special Consideration and Joint Ticket documentation:

requested from applicants:

submission closes:

Tuesday 27 April 2021 from 9am
Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 4pm
Meeting of Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee Thursday 13 May 2021
Ballot
Notification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern allocation initiative, Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee decisions Monday 12 July 2021 from 10am
Offers released to all ‘guaranteed offer graduates’, (group A) and QRGP candidates from 10am AEST
Group A & B QRGP candidates accept or decline offers via the online application system. Wednesday 14 July 2021
Roll Back process commences Friday 16 July 2021 by 2pm

Note: times listed above are Queensland Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Recruitment Process

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  1. Final year medical students apply for a Rural Generalist Intern position via an open merit application and interview process conducted by the QRGP team in advance of Queensland Health’s general intern ballot.
  2. Applicants successful at interview participate in the Rural Generalist Intern live preferencing process to list Rural Generalist Training Hospitals in order of preference. Where a hospital is oversubscribed at the close of live preferencing, a ballot ensues (refer Rural Generalist Intern Placement Preferencing and Balloting Guide).
  3. Rural Generalist Trainees are notified of the outcome of the Rural Generalist Intern Ballot on the same day that all Queensland Group A general interns receive their offer.

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 and Mount Isa.

View the 2021 Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Intern positions here.

The 2021 Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Intern positions and numbers to be confirmed.

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

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.

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.

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