Extend your scope of practice and make a difference
Rural GPs deliver primary care services, emergency medicine and additional skills like obstetrics, anaesthetics and mental health services to provide access to a broader range of specialist medical care in their communities.
The FARGP recognises the extra requirements and skills of rural GPs and supports you to meet the diverse health needs of rural and remote communities.
- 12-month hospital terms (can be postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) or above)
- 18-month GP community-based terms (general practice terms GPT1, GPT2, GPT3)
- six-month extended skills term in either a hospital, community GP or community non-GP setting
- six-month core emergency medicine module (can be completed in the extended skills term)
- 12 months’ Additional Rural Skills Training (ARST) undertaken any time after the hospital year in a range of disciplines.
Registrars training under the AGPT RG policy may also add an additional 12 months of ARST. You can choose to opt in or out of this policy at any time during training without penalty.