What is the Rural Generalist Training Scheme?

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To be eligible to complete the ACRRM Fellowship, you must have participated in one of their training programs, which includes AGPT, RVTS, ACRRM Independent Pathway and now- the Rural Generalist Training Scheme. 

This is a program that is fully structured, delivered in an online environment with face to face components and has a large self guided learning feel. 

Am I Eligible?

To participate on RGTS, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen
  • Hold General AHPRA Registration
  • Have a job offer or be currently working in a MMM 2-7 location.

Entrance Exam: Mini Multiple Interviews

This is a behavioural-based assessment, offering six scenarios. You’ll have two minutes to read through, and 8 minutes to respond. You can prepare by reading the program selection criteria- at this stage, there are no recommended preparation courses. 

How long is the program?

This is a four year program broken into 3 years of Core General Training (CGT), and 1 year of Advanced Specialist Training (AST). 

Where will I work?

You will need to be working or have a job offer in a MMM 2-7 location. If you are restricted by 19AB, the practice will also need to be in a DPA location. 

How do I apply?

You can apply via the ACRRM website. It is an online application. 

How Much Does RGTS Cost?

You’ll pay a $700 application fee, and an ongoing ACRRM membership fee of $430 per year. You’ll also need to pay for Fellowship assessments. 

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