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Things you need to know

Stages of the
Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway

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Applications to the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway 2025 Intern Recruitment Campaign are now open

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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

2025 Rural Generalist Intern Recruitment Campaign dates
(current as at December 2023)

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 Commencing February 2024

QRGP Information Sessions | 2025 Intern Recruitment

Application information session

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

7pm Tuesday 27 February 2024
Applications open 9am Monday 4 March 2024

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Applications close 4pm Monday 18 March 2024
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern application initiative documentation:

requested from applicants:

submission closes:

Tuesday 19 March 2024
Thursday 21 March 2024
Interviews (via Teams) Monday 25 March 2024 to Thursday 4 April 2024
Pathway offers released via email and live preferencing commences from 9am Monday 15 April 2024
Pathway offer acceptance closes (via email)

Live preferencing continues for applicants who accept offer

Two days from date of offer
Live preferencing concludes and final Position Status Report published 2pm Monday 22 April 2024
Special Consideration and Joint Ticket documentation:

requested from applicants:

submission closes:

Wednesday 24 April 2024
4pm Tuesday 7 May 2024
Meeting of Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee Thursday 16 May 2024
Ballot
Offers released to all ‘guaranteed offer graduates’, (group A) and QRGP candidates from 10am AEST Monday 15 July 2024
Group A & B QRGP candidates accept or decline offers via the online application system Wednesday 17 July 2024
Rollback process commences Rollback will be conducted if required

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, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Redland and Mount Isa.

View the 2025 Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Intern positions list here.

Learn more about each training hospital and what’s on offer via the Prevocational Training Hospital Guide.

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

The Queensland Rural 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-RG) 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 Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway is just the beginning of a varied and fulfilling career; explore more about which option to choose on the ACRRM or RACGP websites.

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