NSW Rural Generalist (Medical) Training Program



The aim of the NSW Rural Generalist (Medical) Training Program (RGTP) is to provide a supported training pathway for junior doctors wishing to pursue a career as a rural general practitioner able to provide primary care within a community general practice setting as well as advanced services and/or procedural skills within a rural hospital.

The RGTP is a training program of up to four years in duration (depending on the year of entry). It comprises a year of hospital practice (or general practice), a year of advanced skills training and two years of support to consolidate advanced skills while training in community general practice or other approved training posts.  There is flexibility to enter later in GP training if eligible trainees are identified and positions are available.

All trainees on the program are required to be enrolled, or planning to enrol, and working toward meeting the requirements of Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)/Fellowship of Advanced Rural Practice (FARGP) and/or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM).  Earliest entry onto the RGTP is at the commencement of postgraduate year two (PGY 2) which aligns with entry into general practice training.

Upon successful completion of the RGTP, trainees exit with a Fellowship with either the RACGP and FARGP and /or the ACRRM and qualifications in at least one advanced skill.

Training in advanced skills is overseen by the relevant specialty college and leads to the attainment of qualifications that meet the accreditation standards of that college.

More detailed information on the program may be accessed in the relevant documents available here.

  Eligibility and Application

  Training Pathway

  Education Program

  Mentor Program


  Resources and Publications

  Contact the RGTP Team

Advanced Skills Training 2017 

Apply Now

Vacant positions for 2017 are advertised in the NSW Junior Medical Officer recruitment campaign for direct entry to the advanced skills training year of the program.

Applications Open:  

21 July 2016

Applications Close:

11 August 2016

Interviews:  25 & 26 August 2016, Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport, Mascot

To apply click here and search for vacant positions under 'Rural Generalist'.Information on the NSW JMO recruitment campaign can be found here. 

A list of vacant posts is available here

For further enquiries please contact Karyn Sherman karyn.sherman@health.nsw.gov.au