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Education Program

A key aspect of the Rural Generalist Medical Training Program (RGTP) is the procedural and emergency medicine focused education that supports trainees to prepare and undertake AST.

The RGTP education and support activities complement those provided by the Local Health Districts (LHDs) and the Regional Training Organisations (RTOs).  The RGTP activities are not intended to duplicate those provided by LHDs and RTOs.


An education program is provided specifically for RG trainees, with a focus on topics relevant to rural and remote procedural general practice. These education sessions are delivered via webinars.


All RG trainees have access to support from experienced Rural Directors of Training for career advice and training planning.

Each applicant who accepts and commences an AST post will be offered a scholarship to the value of $3,000. This scholarship will assist trainees in meeting education and training costs.