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Stages of the
Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway

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Applications to the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway 2024 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

2024 Rural Generalist Intern Recruitment Campaign dates
(current as at February 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 2023

QRGP Information Sessions | 2024 Intern Recruitment

Application information session

Register interest via

7pm Tuesday 28 February 2023
Applications open 9am Tuesday 7 March 2023
Applications close 4pm Tuesday 21 March 2023
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern application initiative documentation:

requested from applicants:

submission closes:

9am Wednesday 22 March 2023
10am Friday 24 March 2023
Interviews (via Teams) Tuesday 28 March to Tuesday 11 April 2023
Pathway offers released via email and live preferencing commences from 9am Monday 17 April 2023
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 11am Monday 24 April 2023
Special Consideration and Joint Ticket documentation:

submission closes:

4pm Tuesday 16 May 2023
Meeting of Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee Thursday 25 May 2023
Offers released to all ‘guaranteed offer graduates’, (group A) and QRGP candidates from 10am AEST 10am Monday 17 July 2023
Group A & B QRGP candidates accept or decline offers via the online application system Wednesday 19 July 2023
Rollback process commences 9am Friday 21 July 2023

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 2024 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 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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