Becoming a rural general practitioner

"The breadth and depth of rural medicine keep it endlessly challenging and interesting — for me, nothing beats rural medicine for professional satisfaction."

- ACRRM Registrar

If you're considering becoming a general practitioner in rural and remote Australia, you should choose our Fellowship. Being awarded Fellowship of ACRRM (FACRRM) is a reward in itself because the paths that take you to your FACRRM will help you to become truly confident in the knowledge that you have what it takes to succeed.

We understand that training as a rural generalist is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a medical career. That's why our training pathways and resources fit your life, not the other way around. We offer you:

  • flexible study options
  • access to training providers across Australia
  • ongoing assessment as opposed to a final exam
  • ongoing feedback via virtual classrooms
  • great job opportunities leading to better pay
  • extended skills options in general practice
  • hospital and community based primary care
  • procedural skills training
  • recognition of the broadest selection of prior learning, and
  • access to our unique suite of online learning and professional development resources.

It's all part of our continued effort to take the isolation out of rural and remote. See our easy to understand step-by-step guide to becoming a rural generalist and take the first step on your pathway to becoming a Fellow of the College today.