Career Day brings together passionate doctors making an impact on their community, to share with you a glimpse into the exciting world of rural generalism. If you are interested in a career which broadens your knowledge, experience and sense of adventure, Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is for you. Discover rural generalism and Fellowship training options with the College that specialises in rural health.

Registrars training with ACRRM acquire the skills and knowledge to competently and confidently deliver services across primary, secondary and community care settings. You will be embedded in rural health from day one.

Ready to explore the possibilities? Jump online with us on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 March 2022, and find out where rural can take you.

 

Learn about Fellowship

Understand more about the ACRRM Fellowship program, pathway options and the doors it can open for your career.

 

Hear from industry leaders

Gain insights from ACRRM medical educators, professors, and leaders in rural and remote medicine.

 

Find out about training

Hear from registrars and recent Fellows and be inspired by the opportunities in rural and remote practice.

Career Day program 2022

Sessions are recorded should you not be able to attend. 

Day 1

Tuesday 8 March 22

Specialising within your speciality

This session is perfect for:
  • Prospective registrars exploring their AST options
  • Doctors wanting to learn about ACRRM ASTs
  • Medical students who want to be inspired by the possibilities
About this session
Arguably the most exciting part of ACRRM Fellowship is Advanced Specialised Training (AST). Choose from one of 12 ASTs including anaesthetics, emergency medicine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and more.  
 
So, what's on offer and how do you choose? These sessions will provide an overview of the purpose of an AST for your community and explore the ACRRM ASTs in detail. 
Duration

20 minutes

Session times (AEST)

09:00am Obstetrics and Gynaecology
09:30am Paediatrics 
10:00am Adult Internal Medicine 
10:30am Emergency Medicine
11:00am Academic Practice
11:30am Remote Medicine
01:00pm Population Health
01:30pm Anaesthesia
02:00pm Palliative Care
03:00pm Mental Health
03:30pm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
04:30pm Surgery

My Training Journey

This session is perfect for:
  • Doctors interested in understanding what other registrars are doing in their training
  • Medical students wanting to know what it's like on the ground
About this session

Join this short session to hear from our registrars and recent Fellows about what inspired them to choose ACRRM, how they approached training, education and assessment requirements, and the amazing things they're doing in their community. 

Duration

18 minutes including Q&A

Session times (AEST)

08:00am
08:30am

Rural Generalism? Tell me more!

This session is perfect for:
  • Medical students
  • Resident/interns
  • Prospective registrars 
About this session

Rural generalism is an exciting speciality with unlimited opportunities. But what is rural generalism? What does it mean to be a Rural Generalist? Join passionate ACRRM members to learn more about why rural generalism is a such a fulfilling speciality.

Duration

30 mins

Session time (AEST)

07:00pm 

All things training

This session is perfect for:
  • Medical students
  • Resident/interns
  • Prospective registrars 
About this session

In this session, we cover the ACRRM Fellowship training requirements in more detail; we bust some common training myths; explore your career options and where your ACRRM Fellowship could take you; and unpack the Government's HELP fee initiative for rural doctors. 

Duration

20 mins

Session time (AEST)

12:00pm 

All things applying

This session is perfect for:
  • Prospective registrars 
About this session

So, you're pretty sure you want to pursue a career in rural generalism but just don't know how to get started? This session outlines the 'must know' regarding eligibility, looks at the application process, and unpacks the selection process.

Duration

20 mins

Session time (AEST)

04:00pm 

All things assessment

This session is perfect for:
  • Medical students
  • Resident/interns
  • Prospective registrars
About this session

Assessment is always a hot topic. Join our Director of Assessment plus guests as we provide an overview of ACRRM assessment modalities, talk eligibility, prerequisites and the support programs, study groups, and preparation activities are available to registrars.  

Duration

40 minutes

Session time (AEST)

06:00pm 

Understanding RPL

This session is perfect for:
  • Doctors with previous medical experience looking to obtain Fellowship
  • Prospective registrars
About this session

Want to know how much recognition of prior learning (RPL) you can obtain, the process for applying for RPL, or what you need to do to meet the RPL requirements? This session provides you with all the information you need to be recognised for the experience you have already gained. 

Duration

20 minutes

Session time (AEST)

05:00pm 

Day 2

Wednesday 9 March 22

The ACRRM Fellowship Program (College-led training)

This session is perfect for:
  • Prospective registrars interested in the AGPT program
About this session

The term College-led training has been used a lot over the past few years, but what does it really mean? What will the ACRRM Fellowship Program look like from 2023? Hear from our Director of Training. Find out more at this session. 

Duration

15 minutes

Session time (AEST)

11.30am

Understanding AGPT training regions

This session is perfect for:
  • Junior doctors exploring Fellowship and AGPT
  • Prospective registrars exploring AGPT
About this session

Thinking about applying for the AGPT Program? On the AGPT Program, you will need to select a region where you would like to undertake your training. As each training region offers a different experience, it's important to choose a region that aligns to your personal and career goals. Get the facts on the ground with these region sessions. 

Duration

20 minutes plus Q&A

Session times (AEST)

10:00am South Eastern Queensland
10:30am South Australia
11:00am Northern Territory 
12:00pm North Western Queensland
01:00pm Eastern Victoria
01:00pm Tasmania
04:00pm New South Wales & ACT
05:00pm Western Victoria
07:00pm Western Australia

IP and RGTS – what’s the difference?

This session is perfect for:
  • Prospective registrars 
About this session

The Rural Generalist Training Scheme (RGTS) is a new funded stream of the well-established Independent Pathway (IP). So, what's the difference? And which one is right for you? In this session you’ll get the low-down of each so you can choose which one is most suitable for you. 

Duration

20 mins

Session time (AEST)

02:00pm 

Is RVTS for me?

This session is perfect for:
  • Medical students
  • Resident/interns
  • Prospective registrars 
About this session

Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) is a unique training pathway leading to Fellowship of ACRRM. If you are in a remote community, RVTS supports you to achieve Fellowship without leaving your community, allowing you to provide vital medical services throughout your training journey. In this session you’ll find out about RVTS streams and if it suits your needs. 

Duration

20 mins

Session time (AEST)

06:00pm 

ACRRM Fellowship Career Day

Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 March 2022

Registrations for March Career Day have closed. Express interest to stay updated on the next Career Day.

 

There is no career quite like rural generalism; you have the chance to have an impact on people’s lives as both their primary health care provider, as well as treating their acute illness in hospital or providing anaesthetic services if they need an operation

Dr Aly Knell

AGPT registrar training to Fellowship in the Northern Territory

Read Aly's story