Rural Generalist training pathways to Vocational Registration are becoming established in jurisdictions across Australia. The General Practice and Primary Care Unit leads the way for Rural Medical Generalists in Tasmania.
Tasmania's rural and remote communities have poorer health outcomes and health care access than our urban communities. There is a medical workforce mal-distribution with fewer doctors in rural and remote areas. Rural Medical Generalists provide a broad scope of clinical practice, in both primary care and hospital services, in order to address the needs of their communities.
A Rural Medical Generalist is a medical practitioner who is trained, mentored and supported on a visible pathway that leads to the acquisition of advanced clinical skills recognised by attaining a Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice through the Royal Australian College of General Practice, and/or Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Rural Medical Generalists will have advanced skills training in one or more specialties (i.e. Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, Anaesthetics and Radiology) which allows them to work unsupervised in these clinical areas at regional, rural and remote locations.
Find out more about the Tasmania's Rural Medical Generalist Pathway