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.
The RGTP conduct workshops for RG Foundation Year trainees as well as workshops for trainees undertaking the AST year.
Each year the NSW Rural Doctors Network convenes an intensive weekend workshop aimed at providing continuing professional development for procedural general practitioners working in rural communities. The focus of the workshop, which alternate year about, is either anaesthetics or obstetrics.
RG trainees may be eligible for financial assistance to support attendance at these workshops. Further information can be obtained by contacting HETI program staff.
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.
SUPPORT FOR TRAINEES
All RG trainees have access to support and advice from experienced procedural general practitioners and HETI program staff for the duration of their training.