Develop an additional skill as a rural generalist

Choose medicine with meaning.

If you choose the rural generalist pathway, you will complete a minimum of 12 months training in a procedural or non-procedural skill (24 months if you choose surgery), enabling you to provide primary care within a community general practice setting, as well as advanced services within a rural hospital.

With WAGPET, you can train in:

  • anaesthetics
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • emergency medicine
  • internal medicine
  • mental health
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • paediatrics
  • palliative care
  • population health
  • remote medicine.

When you train in an additional skill, you become a rural generalist with a sub-specialty of your choice. When the training year is completed prior to your GP terms, you have the opportunity to utilise these skills in community GP.