Victorian Rural Generalist Program

Train, work and live in rural and regional Victoria

The Victorian Rural Generalist pathway (VRGP) is a state-wide end-to-end Rural Generalist training program that allows the future rural generalist workforce to train, work and live in rural and regional Victoria. The VRGP pathway can be commenced in either year one or year two of your postgraduate training years.

Rural Generalists are GPs with advanced skills in areas such as obstetrics, anaesthetics, emergency medicine, paediatrics, internal medicine, population health, Indigenous health and mental health. Rural Generalists in Victoria work in community settings, as well as contributing to the local rural health service to provide vital services.

In addition to providing a diverse and rewarding training experience, the long-term objective of the VRGP is to increase the employment of rural generalists in rural health services and communities across Victoria.

Rural Generalist Year 1 training in the Murray PHN region

The Rural Generalist Year 1 intern model bases trainees in a small rural health setting with core rotations to larger hospitals and non-core rotations to GP practices or community health settings. This a great introduction to the Rural Generalist career by providing training in both hospital and community settings and working along-side Rural Generalists in small rural and community health services.

Read about two local experiences from Dr Cameron Taverna and Dr Shannah Mousaco who completed their internships at Echuca Regional Health.

Applications for Rural Generalist Year 1 positions for the 2021 training year are now open. There are 15 positions in Hume (Albury Wodonga Health, Goulburn Valley Health and Northeast Health Wangaratta) and five positions in the Loddon Mallee region (Bendigo Health, Echuca Regional Health and Mildura Base Hospital). Click here to learn more or click here to express your interest.