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Medical school links

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Australian Medical Schools

University Departments of Rural Health

Australian Medical Students' Association

National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN)

RMS - Australian National University Rural Medical Society

AURHA -  Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance

BREAATHHE - University of Newcastle Rural Health Club

FURHS - Flinders University Rural Health Society

MIRAGE - University of Sydney

OUTLOOK - University of Melbourne

RAHMS - University of New South Wales

RHINO - James Cook University

RUSTICA - University of Tasmania

SPINRPHEX - University of Western Australia

TROHPIQ - University of Queensland

WILDFIRE - Monash University

Medical school and rural health club links Across Australia

Australian rural placement databases

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ACRRM Training Database

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine database of rural clinical attachments for students and registrars. This searchable online database profiles rural practices and can be searched by Type (Hospital, Private Practice, AMS, RFDS) & Location (State, Town). Available through the ACRRM web platform Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO). Across Australia
Echidna Database - Health Services Profiles for Victorian Rural Regions Echidna is an electronic database of information relating to localities, health services, demographics and other health related indicators for communities across rural Victoria. Victoria
Rural and Remote Classifications An indicative listing of rural and remote areas and their RA Classification. Across Australia

PGY 1 & 2 - Junior doctor prevocational training links

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The Intern and Resident's Guide The Intern and Resident's Guide is a comprehensive resource for graduating medical students provided through the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA). The Guide provides intern and resident places available nation wide. Across Australia
Postgraduate Medical Councils

Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils

ACT - Canberra Region Prevocational Management Committee (CRPMC)

NSW - Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)

NT - Northern Territory Postgraduate Medical Council

QLD - Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Queensland

SA - South Australian Institute of Medical Education & Training (SAIMET)

TAS - Postgraduate Medical Institute of Tasmania

VIC - Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria

WA - Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia

Postgraduate Medical Councils [PMC's] in each State and the Northern Territory are responsible for supporting and developing the education and training requirements for junior doctors and hospital medical officers in their prevocational years. Across Australia
Australian Medical Association - Doctors in Training The AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training is the AMA's representative group for doctors-in-training. Key areas of activity include advocacy, resource development and delivering members benefits relevant to junior doctors. Across Australia

Prevocational General Practice Placement Program

The Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP) is a prevocational training program that enhances junior doctors' understanding of primary health care and encourages them to take up general practice as a career. Across Australia

Specialist medical college vocational training links

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Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Australasian College of Dermatologists

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Paediatrics & Child Health Division

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Other medical specialist colleges. Across Australia and New Zealand

General Practice (GP) vocational training links

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Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
General Practice Education and Training (GPET)
General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Sources of information on general practice training Across Australia

Regional Training Organisations

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Eastern Victoria GP Training

General Practice Training Queensland

General Practice Training Tasmania Ltd

Generalist Medical Training (JCU)

GP Synergy Inc


Murray City Country Coast GP Training Ltd

Northern Territory General Practice Education

Remote Vocational Training Scheme

Western Australia General Practice Education Training

Across Australia

Professional links

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Australian Indigenous Doctor's Association (AIDA)

National Rural Health Alliance

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

Rural Doctors Association

Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Rural Doctors Association New South Wales

Rural Doctors Association of the Northern Territory

Rural Doctors Association Queensland

Rural Doctors Association of South Australia

Rural Doctors Association Tasmania
Rural Doctors Association Victoria

Rural Doctors Association Western Australia

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) is a national body representing the interests of rural medical practitioners right around Australia.
Across Australia
Rural Workforce Agencies

Rural Health Workforce Australia 

Health Workforce Queensland

NSW Rural Doctors Network

Medicare Local NT

Rural Doctors Workforce Agency SA

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria

Health Recruitment Plus Tasmania

Rural Health West

Not-for-profit network committed to providing a skilled, sustainable health workforce that meets the needs of Australia's rural and remote communities. Attracts, recruits and supports health professionals across a geographically diverse area.

Across Australia

Support links

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Bush Support Line 1800 805 391 The Bush Support Line (formerly called the Bush Crisis Line) is a unique, confidential, free 24-hour, nation wide telephone service that is staffed by eight registered psychologists who have experience working in remote and rural areas. Confidentiality for the caller is guaranteed. Callers are not required to be CRANAplus members and the Bush Support Line is also open to the spouses and family members of Remote Health Workers. Telephone
Rural Medical Family Network

New South Wales 


South Australia


The Rural Medical Family Network provides support and assistance to rural medical families, and also offers assistance to medical students interested in experiencing rural general practice. 

RMFN is a not for profit, non government organisation.

General Information links

Australian Health Map

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Rural and Remote Health e-Journal