As a GPEx registrar you may choose to sub-specialise and build your skills in medical disciplines beyond community general practice.
1. Aboriginal Health
We have built, nurtured and maintained relationships with many Aboriginal Health training posts across South Australia. Undertake a six or 12-month Aboriginal health training post in an urban, rural or remote setting with access to cultural mentors, supervisors and Aboriginal Health workers to support you along your journey.
2. Roving Registrar
As part of an Aboriginal health placement, GPEx offers a roving registrar position. Travel to rural and remote locations across South Australia on a fly-in fly-out basis to provide outreach services to Aboriginal communities such as Coober Pedy and Yalata.
3. Extended Skills Post
An extended skills term can be completed in community general practice or you can elect to complete a specialised skills training in one or two disciplines relevant to General Practice and that are of interest to you.
These posts are available to RACGP registrars and can be undertaken any time during training after completion of the hospital training term.
There is a wide range of extended skill areas that can be considered and a variety of settings in which they can be completed including speciality practices, regional centres and hospitals.
This is a requirement of the ACRRM Fellowship. It’s an opportunity to develop your advanced skills beyond the standard skills of a GP and recognises the pivotal role of GPs in rural communities.
Advanced Specialised Training can expand your professional scope in areas such as Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Mental Health and Emergency Medicine.
GP registrars training towards a Fellowship of the RACGP can elect to train towards a Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP). You may choose this at the time of applying for the AGPT program or by the end of your first 12 months of community general practice training.
A FARGP provides the opportunity to develop specialist skills that will meet the need of your community in such areas as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Obstetrics and Mental Health.
GPEx provides training pathways for registrars interested in Rural Generalist (RG) Training. All registrars training towards the FACRRM are automatically training on the RG pathway and registrars training towards the FRACGP can train on the RG pathway by combining their fellowship with a FARGP.
GPEx has a dedicated RG team, who are passionate about rural medicine and will work with you on your training journey. You will receive mentoring by supervisors who have lived and worked in rural and remote settings across South Australia, as well as opportunities to develop advanced skills in a variety of disciplines.
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