So, you're interested in becoming a Rural Generalist? We're confident you've come to the right place. General practice is the single largest medical speciality in Australia and the career choice is both challenging and rewarding.

Our training program has been developed by Australia's leading rural doctors and academics. This means you will have access to the best training program in rural generalism. Rural general practitioners have a lot on their plate, from treating a common cold to being the first on the scene for major trauma or emergency. Choosing this speciality means you are learning and developing constantly, and it gives you the chance to become a leader in your community.

We understand what it's like to practice medicine in a rural and remote community. Our training program helps you learn more, so you can deal with more while supporting your community. Our program certifies you in a diverse range of skills so you'll be confident that you have what it takes to serve your communities anywhere in Australia, or anywhere around the world.

Why rural generalism?

Rural generalism is a rewarding path. Sharing the journey to rural generalism with the College means you have chosen the most exciting road to becoming a rural doctor. We will give you access to:

  • Better training
  • Better opportunities
  • Infinite flexibility and support
  • Global recognition, and
  • Opportunities to choose your own adventures.

You can start your journey towards becoming a rural doctor by joining the College as a student member today. With a one-off membership fee of $30, you'll be able to access our support services for the length of your medical degree. These services include online learning tools, mentoring, networking events, and an electronic logbook to track your clinical experiences. Once you complete your Training Program, you will be awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, or FACRRM, and the possibilities are endless. 

Helpful resources for students

Become an ACRRM Member

ACRRM membership connects you with a network of professional, adventurous and visionary Rural Generalists committed to their careers and the health of the communities they serve.


If you're interested in gaining additional funding and support to help you become a rural generalist, then take a look at some of the student scholarships available.

Mentoring Program

Students, residents, interns, and registrars can be paired up with Fellows or other senior members of the College to help prepare them for a career in rural generalism.