Learn from some of the best GPs in Australia.

We have forged strong partnerships with accredited practices across South Australia and work collaboratively with GPs and practice staff to ensure registrars feel welcomed, valued and supported.

GPEx graduates state that the most important factor impacting on their choice of where to practise is the practice culture and team. This is why we invest in the growth and sustainability of general practices across South Australia to create exceptional training opportunities and workplaces.

GPEx works with Accredited Practices across the  10 training regions in South Australia including; Adelaide CBD, Greater Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula, Hills and Mallee, Barossa, Riverland, Southeast, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula and the Flinders & Mid North.

GPEx training locations are categorised by the  Modified Monash Model (MMM) which defines whether a location is consider city, rural, remote or very remote.

The Department of Health’s model measures remoteness and population size on a scale of Modified Monash (MM) category MM 1 to MM 7, where MM 1 is a major city and MM 7 is very remote.

The MMM classification assist in the better distribution of the health workforce  in rural and remote areas.

GPEx Training Regions across South Australia including Aboriginal Health Accredited Training locations


Training Locations and Your Pathway

Rural Pathway

The rural pathway is for registrars who wish to train and work in rural areas. Both the RACGP and the ACRRM offer rural pathway training.

Registrars-in-training on the rural pathway undertake their training in MMM 2-7 locations, which include regional centres and remote areas.

Overseas-trained doctors and foreign graduates of accredited medical schools may also be required to train on the rural pathway.

At GPEx, all rural registrars complete a minimum 12 months of their training time in Outer Rural location(s).

“It’s encouraging to see the fantastic young doctors coming through GPEx. It gives me confidence that the General Practitioners of today and tomorrow are going to be among the best GPs in Australia. “


Dr David Adams Rural GP and Partner at Angaston Medical Centre, FACRRM

(David has been a rural GP for 38 years and Registrar Supervisor since 2005)

General Pathway

The general pathway is for registrars who wish to spend all or most of their training time in the metropolitan area. The RACGP offers general pathway training.

As part of your general pathway training you will experience general practice in a variety of settings, including  12-months training  via one of the following options:

  • Outer Metropolitan location; or
  • Rural location classified as Modified Monash Model (MMM) 2-7; or
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health training post in an Aboriginal Controlled Health Service or other approved Aboriginal Medical Service; or
  • Two six-month training placements from this list

For more information, refer to the GPEx Registrar Placement Policy which can be found on our Policies and Publications page.

Refer to the Eligibility Guidelines of your preferred college website either the ACRRM or the RACGP for more details about training on the Rural or General pathway.

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