Preparing for your career

Doctor and student with patient

So, you're interested in becoming a rural generalist. We're confident you've come to the right place. There's no two ways about it, general practice is the single largest medical speciality in Australia and there's a lot of competition to be the best.

Our training program has been developed by Australia's leading rural doctors and academics... meaning you have access to the best training program in rural generalism. If you become a rural general practitioner, you will have a lot on your plate, from treating a common cold to being the first on the scene for major trauma or emergency.

We understand what it's like when you're isolated by distance so we help you learn more, so you can deal with more to support your community...and because our program certifies a diverse range of skills you'll be confident that you have what it takes to serve your communities either here in Australia, or anywhere around the world!

It's a rewarding path, and if you decide to share the journey with us, you will have chosen the most exciting road to becoming a rural doctor. We will give you access to:

  • better training
  • better opportunities
  • infinite flexibility and support
  • global recognition, and
  • opportunities to choose your own adventures.

You can start your journey towards becoming a rural doctor and join the College as a student member today. Just pay a one-off membership fee of $30 and you'll be able to access our support services, from online learning tools and networking events, through to an electronic logbook to track your clinical experiences... and once you complete your Training Program, you will be awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, or FACRRM.