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Applications to the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway 2023 Intern Recruitment Campaign are now closed.


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
  • 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

2023 Rural Generalist Intern Recruitment Campaign dates
(current as at January 2022)

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 (conducted online via Teams) Commencing February 2022

Dates, times and links here

Application information sessions webinar

Register interest via

12pm Tuesday 1 March 2022
Applications open 9am Tuesday 8 March 2022
Applications close 4pm Tuesday 22 March 2022
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern application initiative documentation:

requested from applicants:

submission closes:

9am Wednesday 23 March 2022
4pm Friday 25 March 2022
Interviews (via Teams) Tuesday 29 March to Tuesday 12 April 2022
Pathway offers released via email from Tuesday 19 April 2022 (possibly earlier)
Pathway offer acceptance closes (via email) Two days from date of offer
Live preferencing 9am Tuesday 3 May to 12pm Thursday 5 May 2022
Special Consideration and Joint Ticket documentation:

requested from applicants:

submission closes:

9am Tuesday 10 May 2022
4pm Tuesday 17 May 2022
Meeting of Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee Thursday 26 May 2022
Offers released to all ‘guaranteed offer graduates’, (group A) and QRGP candidates from 10am AEST 10am Monday 18 July 2022
Group A & B QRGP candidates accept, decline or tentatively accept offers via the online application system Wednesday 20 July 2022
Rollback process commences 9am Thursday 21 July 2022

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 2023 Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Intern positions 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 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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