Eligibility to apply for a quarantined Rural Generalist Pathway intern training position is subject to the following criteria.
- 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
- Hold an applicant group status of A or B. More information is
- 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.
|Application information sessions||Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 12 midday|
|Wednesday 1 March 2017 at 4pm|
|Applications open||Thursday 2 March 2017 at 9am|
|Applications close||Thursday 16 March 2017 at 4pm|
|Interviews (via teleconference)||Monday 27 March 2017 to Friday 7 April 2017|
|Position offers released (via email)||Tuesday 11 April 2017|
|Position offer acceptance closes (via email)||Thursday 13 April 2017 at 4pm|
|Live preferencing||Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 April 2017 (closes 12 midday)|
|Exemption / special consideration and joint ticket documentation requested from applicants||Wednesday 26 April 2017 from 9am|
|Exemption / special consideration and joint ticket documentation submission closes||Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 4pm|
|Meeting of Exemption / Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee||Thursday 11 May 2017|
|Notification of Exemption / Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee decisions||10 July 2017|
|Offers released to all P1 applicants|
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Rural Generalist Intern Placement Preferencing
- Balloting Guide
Training hospital locations
We offer our interns opportunities at some of Queensland’s leading hospitals, including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, 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.
- 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.