Career Guidance Matrix

There are a range of opportunities to gain experience, skills and gather information to help pave your way to a career in General Practice from when you are in medical school right to until after you have gained specialist registration as the General Practitioner. This page provides a brief overview of some of these opportunities.

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Opportunities/Placements

Rural Clinical School (RCS)

The Rural Clinical School is an Australian Government workforce initiative designed to attract more doctors to rural practice. Participating medical students spend their second to last year in one of 14 rural towns, offering educational opportunities as well as the possibility of a real understanding of and enthusiasm for community and rural life. Established in University of WA the Rural Clinical School incorporates students from University of Notre Dame.

http://www.rcs.uwa.edu.au/ Established within the UWA School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, the Rural Clinical School incorporates medical students from the University of Notre Dame Australia. The School has the explicit goal of attracting more doctors to regional, rural and remote practice Established within the UWA School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, the Rural Clinical School incorporates medical students from the University of Notre Dame Australia. The School has the explicit goal of attracting more doctors to regional, rural and remote practice Established within the UWA School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, the Rural Clinical School incorporates medical students from the University of Notre Dame Australia. The School has the explicit goal of attracting more doctors to regional, rural and remote practice

Rural Health West’s Student Vocational Experience program

The Rural Health West’s Student Vocational Experience program offers WA medical students the opportunity to observe clinical health practice with registered health practitioners in rural WA.  The program provides placements in rural settings for up to two weeks, where students undertake clinical observation and visit local health services to increase exposure, knowledge and understanding of rural communities and rural health.

http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/future-workforce/medical-and-allied-health-students/student-vocational-experience-program

John Murtagh First Wave Scholarship Program

The John Murtagh First Wave Scholarship Program offers an opportunity for medical students to experience general practice under the guidance of a dedicated general practice supervisor. A national program run by General Practice Registrar Association (GPRA), it offers two different experiences; Clinical General Practice scholarship or Aboriginal Medical Service scholarship.

http://gpsn.org.au/first-wave-scholarship/about-the-scholarship/


Network/Events

General Practice Students Network (GPSN)

The General Practice Students Network (GPSN) is a national student-run program using a peer-to-peer marketing model that seeks to foster interest in general practice and promote it as a specialty of choice.

www.gpsn.org.au

SPINRPHEX (Students and Practitioners Interested iN Rural Practice Health Education)

Perth based student rural health club promoting careers in rural health and broadening students’ understanding of rural health issues and medical practice.

http://spinrphex.uwa.edu.au/

RACGP WA Faculty

The WA faculty supports the GPs in WA by way of education, advocacy and membership services.

www.racgp.org.au/yourracgp/faculties/wa/

RACGP National Rural Faculty (NRF)

The NRF supports and advocates for GPs working in rural and remote Australia.

www.racgp.org.au/yourracgp/faculties/rural/

ACRRM’s Bonded Support Program

ACRRM manages an Australian Government Department of Health initiative to provide conference, networking and other support services to students and doctors on the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship and Bonded Medical Placements programs.

https://www.acrrm.org.au/bonded-support-program

Opportunities/Placements

Apply for AGPT

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is a government funded vocational training program for medical graduates and overseas trained doctors with little or no general practice experience wishing to pursue a career as a general practitioner. The program is delivered in WA by WAGPET.

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Network/Events

Going Places Network

The Going Places Network is a peer to peer network that allows junior doctors to explore the world of general practice while they complete their hospital training.

www.gpaustralia.org.au/going-places-network

Opportunities/Placements

Australian General Practice Training

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is a government funded vocational training program for medical graduates and overseas trained doctors with little or no general practice experience wishing to pursue a career as a general practitioner. The program is delivered in WA by WAGPET.

Find out more


Network/Events

Going Places Network

The Going Places Network is a peer to peer network that allows junior doctors to explore the world of general practice while they complete their hospital training.

www.gpaustralia.org.au/going-places-network

RACGP WA Faculty

The WA faculty supports the GPs in WA by way of education, advocacy and membership services.

www.racgp.org.au/yourracgp/faculties/wa/

RACGP National Rural Faculty (NRF)

The NRF supports and advocates for GPs working in rural and remote Australia.

www.racgp.org.au/yourracgp/faculties/rural/

WA Country Health Service Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU)

WA Country Health Service Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU) was established in September 2011 to support supervisors and junior doctors training in rural WA, as well as further develop the Rural Practice Pathway.

http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/index.php?id=rpp

Opportunities/Placements

Rural Health West

Rural Health West is the leading workforce agency for health professionals looking to work in rural and remote WA.

http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/recruitment-services


Australian Medical Association (WA)

The AMA(WA) through AMA Recruit places Australian Graduates and appropriately trained overseas GP’s in General Practices across WA.

http://www.amawa.com.au/recruitment/


Network/Events

Rural Health West

Rural Health West administers a range of educational activities to assist rural and remote general practitioners and other health professionals access professional development opportunities.

http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/professional-development

RACGP WA Faculty

The WA faculty supports the GPs in WA by way of education, advocacy and membership services.

www.racgp.org.au/yourracgp/faculties/wa/

RACGP National Rural Faculty (NRF)

The NRF supports and advocates for GPs working in rural and remote Australia.

www.racgp.org.au/yourracgp/faculties/rural/

WA Country Health Service Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU)

WA Country Health Service Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU) was established in September 2011 to support supervisors and junior doctors training in rural WA, as well as further develop the Rural Practice Pathway.

http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/index.php?id=rpp

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