A recently introduced government-funded program gives you the chance to experience general practice during your intern training.The Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund is open to all interns interested in rural medicine. 

The fund gives rural interns the opportunity to experience an 8 to 12 week general practice rotation in a GP clinic or Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS). The program is unique, giving interns a chance to experience a GP rotation. It’s also a great way to understand the integral role GPs play in rural areas, not just at their clinics but in supporting the local hospital too.

If you’re an intern at a hospital connected to a clinic that has funding under this program, you can apply for a GP rotation.

To find out more about the program, check out our explainer video below. You will hear directly from Dr Sue Masel, a highly experienced rural GP who runs GP intern rotations and trains GP registrars at her practice in Goondiwindi. Alongside her GP husband Matt, Sue has trained over 30 GP registrars at their Goondiwindi clinic.