IRTP posts are designed to enable a Candidate to complete most of their fellowship training in rural areas with limited metropolitan exposure.
Candidates occupying IRTP funded positions are expected to:
This means that Candidates completing a three-year RACMA training program may spend two years in a rural health setting and one year in a metropolitan area. Limited metropolitan rotations are permitted when training in a metropolitan area is necessary to meet fellowship training program requirements. Ideally, any required metropolitan rotations should form part of the Candidate’s overall training pathway and be identified upon commencement, rather than occurring on an adhoc basis.