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Junior Doctors Offered Record Number Of Rural Training Positions

Junior doctors eager to launch their medical careers can apply for a record 71 training positions in rural areas under the NSW Government’s Rural Generalist Medical Training Program.

The Program helps junior doctors build careers in rural general practice with additional skills in specialised fields such as obstetrics, paediatrics and mental health.

NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Health, The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC said the Program is a fantastic opportunity for junior doctors to carve career paths as Rural Generalist Practitioners with advanced skills, while having the experience of a lifetime.

“Junior doctors undertaking this training pathway will benefit from a broad and challenging range of clinical practice, while enjoying the fresh, exhilarating experience of rural life and being part of a close-knit community,” Ms Maclaren-Jones said.

“The Program is a win-win for both aspiring doctors and rural communities as it plays a key role in developing a medical workforce with advanced skills to service the two million people who call rural and regional NSW home.”

The NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) manages the Rural Generalist Medical Training Program, working in close partnership with Local Health Districts and rural health services that provide training and support for the advanced skills trainees.

Training places for 2020 will be offered in regional centres including Tamworth, Maitland, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Grafton, Griffith, Orange, Bega, Nowra and Broken Hill.

The Program is offering the following training pathways in the 2020 clinical year:

· Anaesthetics

· Emergency Medicine/Obstetrics

· Emergency Medicine

· Mental Health

· Obstetrics

· Paediatrics

· Palliative Care.

“The Program has proved a drawcard since it was first offered in 2013, attracting close to 200 participants and producing graduates who have provided communities with specialised health services, from anaesthetics through to palliative care,” Ms Maclaren-Jones said.

For information about the NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program visit

To apply, visit NSW Health JMO Recruitment

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