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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.

Express interest

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

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

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

Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 12pm

Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 1pm

Applications open Thursday 27 February 2020 at 9am
Applications close Thursday 12 March 2020 at 4pm
Interviews (via Skype) Friday 20 March 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020
Pathway offers released via email (potentially earlier) Monday 6 April 2020
Pathway offer acceptance closes (via email) Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 10am
Live preferencing Tuesday 14 April to Thursday 16 April 2020 (closes 12 midday)
Exemption / special consideration and joint ticket documentation requested from applicants Tuesday 21 April 2020 from 9am
Exemption / special consideration and joint ticket documentation submission closes Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 4pm
Meeting of Exemption / Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee Thursday 7 May 2020
Ballot
Notification of Exemption / Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee decisions Monday 13 July 2020 (TBC)
Offers released to all ‘guaranteed offer graduates’, (group A) and QRGP candidates from 10am AEST

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.
  • 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, Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Logan, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Redland, Mount Isa and Gold Coast.

View the 2020 Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway Intern positions here.

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; 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.

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