Eligibility to apply for a quarantined Rural Generalist Pathway intern training position is subject to the following criteria.
- 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
- 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.
- QRGP Application Requirements
- QRGP Intern Application Guide
- QRGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Intern Allocation Initiative Guide
- QRGP Intern Placement Preferencing and Ballot Guide
- QRGP Intern Special Consideration Guide
- QRGP Intern Joint Ticket Guide
- QRGP Intern Rollback Guide
- QRGP Intern Transfer Guide
- QRGP Intern Swapping Guide
- QRGP Decline and Withdrawal Guide
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.
|Commencing February 2024
|Application information session
Register interest via email@example.com
|7pm Tuesday 27 February 2024
|9am Monday 4 March 2024
|4pm Monday 18 March 2024
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intern application initiative documentation:
requested from applicants:
|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:
|Wednesday 24 April 2024
4pm Tuesday 7 May 2024
|Meeting of Special Consideration and Joint Ticket Committee
|Thursday 16 May 2024
|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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.