We’re the largest representative of rural GPs in Australia. With more than 21,000 members of the RACGP Rural Faculty, including more than 10,000 GPs living and working in rural areas we represent 4 out of 5 rural GPs. As an RACGP GP in Training, you’ll have access to this community and a strong network of support.
We’ve been training rural GPs for over 60 years. Our training adheres to high standards and provides a clear learning pathway encompassing general practice, hospital and additional skills to prepare you well for a career in primary care.
RACGP’s Rural Generalist (RG) Fellowship offers you the opportunity to gain experience in hospital and community-based care settings so you’re well equipped to work across both. You will develop the depth and breadth of skills required for both settings.
We offer flexibility. If your situation changes down the track, you can opt in or out of RG training later without any penalty. If you decide to opt out of RG training, you will complete the Fellowship of the RACGP and will be able to work unsupervised anywhere in Australia. As an RACGP Rural Generalist you can choose to work in private practice, hospitals, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Australian Defence Force, retrieval medicine, Aboriginal Medical Services or even overseas in places like Antarctica.