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All Australians deserve access to high quality healthcare, no matter where they live. A training program for doctors pursuing a rural career places the right medical skills in rural communities where they are needed most. In your career as a rural generalist you’ll be working at the pinnacle of medical practice, ensuring equal health access in regional, rural, and remote Australia.

The WA Rural Generalist (WARG) program is open to junior doctors who have chosen a career in general practice and have a passion and commitment to the broadest scope of medical care - including emergency medicine in a rural hospital setting, advanced care in specialty areas, and comprehensive community general practice.

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What is rural generalism?


A rural generalist is a medical practitioner who is trained to meet the specific current and future health care needs of Australian rural and remote communities, in a sustainable and cost-effective way. A rural generalist provides both comprehensive general practice and emergency care, and required components of other medical specialist care in hospital and community settings as part of a rural healthcare team (National Rural Generalist Taskforce Advice 2018).

The WA Rural Generalist (WARG) program is delivered by WA GP Education and Training (WAGPET) in partnership with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

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