EV offers training in the AGPT program in the Rural Pathway. See our training region here.
AGPT Rural Pathway
The Rural Pathway encompasses a large percentage of Australia reaching from towns in regional areas to remote locations. This pathway offers a range of benefits and opportunities commensurate with the work of rural general practice, for example:
- being immersed into local communities and lifestyle benefits of country living;
- access to specialist training such as mental health, addiction medicine, paediatrics, anaesthetics, surgery and obstetrics;
- opportunity to develop and consolidate an extended scope of practice working more closely with local communities;
- hospital and community-based primary care;
- access to GP specialist training such as mental health, addiction medicine, paediatrics, anaesthetics, surgery and obstetrics;
- contributing to addressing the health needs of communities with decreased access to health care;
- working alongside retrieval medicine teams;
- access to mentors and professional relationships which may not be possible in metropolitan areas; and
- increased earning capacity—access to financial incentives not available in metropolitan locations.
Doctors who apply for the Rural Pathway can enrol with either of the colleges or both. If you are applying for the Rural Pathway, there is an expectation that you will live and work in the community.
Rural Pathway with EV
The Rural Pathway is for those who are committed and passionate about training and working in rural general practice. If you elect this pathway, you will be required to complete the majority of your training in rural areas with access to varied opportunities.
If you are an international medical graduate or foreign graduate from an accredited medical school subject to Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973, you will be required to elect the Rural Pathway for your GP training.
AGPT registrars’ training pathway does not affect the duration of training or where you can work later as a GP specialist but will determine the nature of the experiences you receive whilst training.