There are various opportunities available for junior doctors to be exposed to General Practice (GP) experience early in their career, prior to making a vocational decision. Some opportunities throughout the year include:
GP Rural Generalist Pathway – Applications open!
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is excited to offer eligible applicants the opportunity to pilot the Rural Generalist Pathway across WA in 2021. Successful applicants will remain on the pathway when it opens nationally in 2022. Applications close 14 February 2021.
For more information, click here or email RuralGeneralist@health.wa.gov.au
Click here to apply (RGPWA Applications)
GP Pilot Program – Applications open!
The GP pilot pathway (pilot pathway) commenced in 2020 to progress development of a hospital GP training pathway for WA.
The intent of the pilot pathway is to raise the profile of GP as a specialty and optimise GP training in WA hospitals.
The pilot pathway provides participants with equitable access to GP-suitable rotations that are relevant and useful in preparing for future community GP training.
Expressions of interest (EOI) for the pilot pathway in 2022 are open until 19 August 2021.
For more information on the pilot pathway, including instructions on how to submit an EOI and Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the
Junior doctors that have applied, or plan to apply, for Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) can view the pilot pathway rotations being offered for 2022 here
For more information, please contact
Albany GP Placement
Interns who have an interest in GP can rotate to the “GP” placement in Albany. This is available to interns employed by Fiona Stanley Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and WA Country Health Service (Albany).
Community Residency Program
Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) are able to apply to complete a term via the Community Residency Program (CRP). This opportunity is available via a Silver Chain metropolitan placement or a WA Country Health Service (WACHS) rural placement. Further information can be found here.