The NSW Government is offering up to 50 scholarships worth $3000 to junior doctors embarking on careers as Rural Generalists in regional, rural and remote NSW.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the new scholarships, available in Tweed, will be awarded to junior doctors who start advanced skills training in the NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program (RGTP).

“The Rural Generalist Medical Training Program plays a key role in developing a medical workforce with advanced skills to serve our local communities,” Mr Provest said.

“We welcome the introduction of these new scholarships to further encourage and support trainees to embark on fulfilling rural careers with exposure to a wide, varied and interesting range of clinical practice.”

In 2020, Northern NSW Local Health District has a range of RGTP positions available in the speciality areas of Emergency and Emergency Medicine/Obstetrics in Tweed.

“Successful applicants will join a passionate cohort of health professionals in our local Northern NSW LHD who are committed to providing our local communities with access to quality and specialised healthcare that’s close to home.

“We encourage Junior Doctors considering a rural career to apply,” said Mr Provest

Recruitment continues for 2020 with trainees commencing advanced skills training through HETI’s RGTP in 2020 receiving the $3000 scholarship. Those already recruited for 2020 will also receive the scholarship.

The state-wide Rural Generalist Medical Training Program, managed by the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), provides trainees with advanced skills in the areas of anaesthetics, obstetrics, mental health, palliative care, emergency medicine and paediatrics.

For more information on placement locations, application details, and to read about the experiences of RGTP graduates, please visit:
Up to 50 RGTP positions are available in 2020.