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About QRGP

Our team

We’re passionate about helping doctors to navigate their training and career as a rural generalist – we’ve been doing it for more than 16 years and are recognised as world leaders. We were the first rural medical pathway of its kind and have shared our experiences to support the development of rural generalist training initiatives in other Australian states and territories, and even internationally in countries like Japan and Canada. We currently support over 380 medical officers across Queensland and 271 Fellows have trusted us to be by their side whilst completing their training.

We’re here for you from day one of internship, or whenever you decide to work with us. Through personal and professional triumphs and challenges, to celebrating your fellowship and beyond.  We’re not your college, and we’re not your employer so we can impartially help you navigate your training and career plans. We have extensive and long-established networks and contacts to help equip, connect and support you to become a thriving Rural Generalist in your rural community.

We live and work in rural communities (or have done so in the past) and we understand the complexities, sacrifices, frustrations, courage and satisfaction that come with accessing and delivering care outside of large centres.

When you join us you get:

Continuity: We walk with you during training, in the early years post fellowship and beyond.

Connection: We can connect you to peers, colleagues, future employers, training partners, mentors and leaders in rural generalism.

Care: We genuinely care about supporting you and you can rely on us to be by your side for the challenges and wins in training, life and work.

Our Pathway is more than just a support system; it’s a family—a close-knit community of dedicated medical officers and administrative professionals who share a common purpose: to meet the health needs of rural Queenslanders.

Rural medicine isn’t just a job; it’s a calling. Let us help you as you find yours.

Find out more about our team here.

About the discipline

Rural Generalist Medicine was founded in Queensland as a generalist medical discipline in September 2005 by a group of key stakeholders who convened in Roma to develop the concept of a supported training pathway to a career in rural medicine. The Roma Agreement can be found in the publications tab.

Through the Medical Officers’ (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.1) 2005, Rural Generalist Medicine was recognised by Queensland as a generalist discipline in May 2008.

Sharnee Faux

A / Administration Officer

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2024 QRGP Snapshot (current as at March 2024) is available here.


Several committees provide strategic direction and support to the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway program including:

  • Queensland Rural Generalist Program Leadership Group
  • Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Reference Group
  • Queensland Rural Generalist Training Hospitals Forum
  • Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway | Regional Training Organisation Forum
  • Advanced Skills Training Consultative Committees
  • Directors of Rural Generalist Training Forum

These committees provide opportunities for key stakeholders and committee members to consult and report on emerging business and advise on policy, training requirements, educational and professional standards relevant to the QRGP.


Choosing a career path is complex and we encourage you to read and research about Rural Generalism and the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway. Below are some publications and reports that may be of interest to anyone considering a career as a Rural Generalist.