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:
WA Rural Generalist Pathway
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is excited to offer eligible applicants the opportunity to join the WA Rural Generalist Pathway. Calls for applications occur once or twice per year and are advertised through a variety of mechanisms, including on the WA Rural Generalist Pathway website.
For more information about the WA Rural Generalist Pathway click here or email RuralGeneralist@health.wa.gov.au
GP Hospital Training Pathway
The pilot GP Hospital Training Pathway (GP Pathway), which commenced in 2020, will transition into business as usual from 1 January 2023.
The GP Pathway provides participants with equitable access to GP-suitable rotations that are relevant and useful in preparing for entry into a community GP placement.
Expressions of interest for the GP Pathway for 2023 will commence in mid-July 2022. Junior doctors considering applying to Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) for 2023 or 2024 will be encouraged to apply.
For more information on the pilot GP Pathway please refer to the GP Project – Pilot pathway information.
For more information, please contact Medical Workforce
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.