GP Hospital Training Opportunities

GP Hospital Training Pathway - 2025 Framework Now Available!

The GP Hospital Training Pathway (GPHTP) Framework is now available on the GPHTP website. The Framework includes details of the GP-suitable rotations that will be offered by each of the WA employing health services for 2025.

The GPHTP provides participants with equitable access to GP-suitable rotations that are relevant and useful in preparing for entry into a community GP placement. This is collaboration between the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and participating employing health services. 

Junior doctors that have applied, or plan to apply, for GP training within the next 18 months, are encouraged to apply for the GPHTP, and may be interested to consider the following sections of the Framework as they make their application and employment decisions for 2025:

  • Appendix A: lists the hospital rotations that have been identified by RACGP and ACCRM as providing the required clinical experiences for GP trainees.
  • Appendix B: includes all GP-suitable specialty rotations being offered by each of the participating employing health services. 

Expressions of interest for the GPHTP for 2025 will open in early July 2024. For more information and updates, please refer to the GPHTP Website or email: GPHTP@health.wa.gov.au

Rural Generalist Pathway WA

As part of the National Rural Generalist Pathway, the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) hosts the Rural Generalist Pathway WA (RGPWA) Coordination Unit to support the expansion of a dedicated training pathway for aspiring rural generalists in WA. The aim of the RGPWA is to facilitate the transition for rural generalist trainees through the various educational and training components, as well as provide post-fellowship support to rural generalists.

The RGPWA is flexible and can be joined at various points throughout a current or aspiring rural generalist’s training journey. If you are interested in training to be a rural generalist or are currently enrolled in training, you may be eligible to apply to join the pathway. The pathway offers an open intake with applications accepted throughout the year.

To find out more about the pathway, including the eligibility criteria and the application process, visit the RGPWA website or email ruralgeneralist@health.wa.gov.au.

Rural primary care rotations for rural prevocational junior doctors

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, the John Flynn Prevocational Doctor Program (JFPDP) offers rural primary care rotations to eligible WACHS prevocational junior doctors in postgraduate years 1-5.

There are seven primary care organisations offering rural primary care rotations* through the JFPDP. They are:

  • Collie River Valley Medical Centre (CRVMC), with junior doctors rotating out of Bunbury Regional Hospital
  • Health by Nurture, with junior doctors rotating out of Bunbury Regional Hospital
  • Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (KAMS), with junior doctors rotating out of Broome Health Campus
  • Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (KAMS) and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), with junior doctors rotating out of Broome Health Campus.
  • Panaceum Medical, with junior doctors rotating out of Geraldton Regional Hospital
  • Pioneer Health Albany, with junior doctors rotating out of Albany Health Campus
  • South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS), with junior doctors rotating out of Bunbury Regional Hospital.

These organisations offer a positive and safe rural training experience for the participants by providing well-supported placements with good learning opportunities, support for the well-being and safety of prevocational doctors and by delivering competent medical care to their patients.

*Rotations are subject to accreditation and recruitment.

This program is administered by the RGPWA Coordination Unit. To find out more about the program, visit the JFPDP section on the RGPWA website or email ruralgeneralist@health.wa.gov.au.