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RACGP Rural Generalist Fellowship Training Handbook

Enrolment Process for the Rural Generalist Fellowship

Induction to Training

Last revised: 04 Aug 2023

Induction to Training

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At your induction meeting with your program team you will discuss your individual training plan, including information on your background and past experiences, your readiness for general practice and your goals for additional rural skills training (ARST).
Together, you’ll develop a training plan to guide your training journey. You’ll cover topics such as: 

  • your career aspirations
  • the requirements of rural training
    • your training plans, any particular requirements you may have and potential barriers to your training
    • your readiness for general practice terms, including spending at least 52 weeks full-time equivalent (FTE) working in an MMM 3–7 location
  • which ARST curriculums you would be interested in completing and relevance of the training to yourself and the community and where relevant prerequisites for the ARST
  • costs of completing ARST
  • potential locations for ARST and core emergency medicine training (core EMT) placements
  • how you will satisfy curriculum requirements
  • your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience
  • any questions you may have and any other information you need to know for your training.

You will be able to review your training plan throughout your training in the Training Management System.
 
Your RACGP rural training team and other local supports will arrange your induction meeting at a mutually convenient time.

Your Rural Generalist regional rural program team

  •  
  • Manager Rural Pathway and Rural Generalist Training (RPM)
  • Rural Programs Administrative Officer (RPAO)
  • Training Coordinator (TC)
  • Program support administrator (PSO)
  • Rural specific medical educator (ME)
  • Supervisor (including non-GP specialists)
  • GP mentor
  • Assessors
  • Cultural mentors

Please note: Most MEs work part time in general practice. If your ME is not available and you need urgent assistance, please contact your TC who will connect you with an available ME.
Your regional rural program team may change if you transfer to a different region.
 
You can look at ‘Who’s who in training’  for additional information on the RACGP local, regional and national teams involved with your training.

Training Plan

Your training plan documents your broad training goals. In addition to your general practice training this may include:

  • Which ARST you plan to complete
  • Your core EMT requirements and how you will complete this term
  • When and how you will complete each component of your training
  • Where you are looking to complete your training and relevance of the training to yourself and the community

You will be able to review your training plan throughout your training in the Training Management System.
 

RVTS, FSP and Practising GPs

Initial Communications

Upon successful enrolment into the Rural Generalist Fellowship, you will receive communications from the RACGP rural training team. This initial communication will outline how to commence your training online and payment details relevant to your pathway.

The RACGP rural training Team will provide you access to your online learning platform, GPlearning, where you will be able to find the relevant resources and be able to upload assessment items for your training.


Your RACGP Rural Training team

The following people will be supporting you throughout your training. This may include, but is not limited to:
  • Supervisor (including non-GP specialists)
  • GP mentor
  • Assessors
  • Cultural mentors

The Rural Generalist Coordination Units (RGCU) for your location may be able to assist you with identifying potentially suitable placements. The RACGP rural training team can refer you to the relevant RGCU.


Training Plan

Your training plan documents your broad training goals for your RG training. This may include: 

  • Which ARST you plan to complete
  • Your core EMT requirements and how you will complete this term.
  • When and how you will complete each component of your training.
    • Where you are looking to complete your training and relevance of the training to yourself and the community

You will be able to review your training plan throughout your training on your learning platform.

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