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Eligibility and Application

ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must have successfully completed the postgraduate year one (PGY1 or Intern Year) and be eligible for general registration with the Medical Board of Australia.  Entry to the program is from the PGY2 year or beyond to align with selection into general practice training through either the RACGP or the ACRRM.

Applicants to the NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program should be aware that eligibility criteria includes being accepted, waiting acceptance or intending to enrol, in a general practice training program for Foundation Year.  Continuation on the program and progress to the advanced skills training year is contingent on acceptance to a formal general practice training program.

Trainees will also undertake the program as a pathway in one of the of the advanced skills disciplines offered by the Rural Generalist Program.

Note that applications for general practice training are administered through the Federal Department of Health.  Applicants should refer here for further information about applying for general practice training.

To be eligible to apply to the NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be eligible for general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to rural practice and rural communities including an intention to provide advanced or procedural skills services in a rural community
  3. Be enrolled, in the process of enrolling or intending to enrol, on one of the General Practice training programs as follows:
    1. Australian General Practice Training (AGPT)
    2. Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS), or the
    3. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Independent Pathway.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Successful applicants are recruited at one of two entry points along the training pathway, either as Rural Generalist Foundation Year trainees or into vacant advanced skills positions.

Rural Generalist Foundation Year positions will be advertised in September 2019. The majority of trainees are recruited to the NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program through Foundation Year positions.

Positions for the Rural Generalist Foundation Year are advertised in the second round of the annual NSW Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Campaign.  Applications are submitted via the JMO eRecruit website.

To be kept informed of Rural Generalist Foundation Year developments and timeframes, please register your interest by sending an email to HETI-RuralGeneralist@health.nsw.gov.au

DIRECT ENTRY TO THE ADVANCED SKILLS YEAR

Allocation of Rural Generalist Foundation Year trainees to advanced skills training (AST) positions is undertaken in June each year.  Any subsequent vacancies for AST positions not already allocated are advertised as part of the NSW Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Campaign.

Vacant positions for 2020 will be advertised on the JMO eRecruit website from 18 July until 7 August 2019.

For further information refer here.