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Rural Training

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Medical specialist training for rural areas in Australia plays a crucial role in addressing the healthcare needs of rural and remote communities.

Undertaking rural training can offer a range of benefits on both a professional and personal level. These include access to a broader training experience, enhanced professional relationships and collaboration within a tight-knit rural healthcare community, the capacity for increased autonomy within your role, and outreach exposure that would not be possible in a metro setting. Add to this the potential for greater community engagement, a more relaxed lifestyle, and easy access to the great outdoors – and it’s easy to see why rural training should be considered.

Why go rural?

Why train in rural?

For additional resources and insights into what it is like to train in a rural, regional or remote area, please CLICK HERE.

Where can I train in Rural?

RACMA is committed to creating and sustaining rural training opportunities and accredits a number of positions in rural, regional and remote areas. While this not an exclusive list (as new training opportunities may emerge), the following map provides an overview of the diverse locations that currently host accredited RACMA training positions.

If you are interested in pursuing a rural training opportunity, please contact us and we will put you in touch with our rural training sites to ensure that you are kept informed of their next recruitment round.

Financial Support for Rural STP Candidates

Many of RACMA’s rural training positions are funded via the Australian Government’s Specialist Training Program (STP) and offer additional support to Candidates training in rural areas via Rural Support Loading (RSL). RSL provides funding for costs such as relocation expenses, utilities and rent, Masters expenses, IT costs and other resources, and support to attend educational events.

JCT Contacts

RACMA’s Jurisdictional Co-ordinators of Training (JCTs) offer support to Candidates during their RACMA training journey and are well placed to provide advice on rural training opportunities. Please reach out to your local JCT should you have any questions about rural training options within their State/Territory.