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The VRGP is a statewide end-to-end Rural Generalist training program that allows the future rural generalist workforce to train, work and live in rural and regional Victoria.
Trainees will gain access to training positions across a variety of clinical settings, both hospital-based and community based, to provide a rich clinical training experience that demonstrates the variety of rural generalist career options in Victoria.
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.
The VRGP training positions align with the existing junior medical officer positions and general practice training programs. All program participants must demonstrate rural career intentions and be enrolled in, intending to or in the process of enrolling in general practice training.
The VRGP trainees will be supported by the health services, the Colleges and the training organisations, and will receive additional case-management support from the Victorian Rural Generalist Program Regional Coordinators located across the state. The Regional Coordinators will assist trainees to navigate their training pathway and provide career support throughout their training journey and into employment in rural generalist positions across rural and regional Victoria.