“A Rural Generalist is a medical practitioner who is trained to meet the specific current and future healthcare needs of Australian rural and remote communities, in a sustainable and cost-effective way by providing both comprehensive general practice and emergency care and required components of other medical specialist care in hospital and community settings as part of a rural healthcare team.”
Australian Government National Rural Health Commissioner (2018), Communique 1, ‘The Collingrove Agreement’, Federal Department of Health website, accessed 23 March 2020.
NT Health is committed to supporting professionals who choose the Medical Rural Generalist Pathway and is experienced in facilitating the transition for rural generalist trainees through the various educational and training components for the first six years of post-graduate training.
The training pathway supports medical officers with targeted training and development to become a Rural Generalist. It is a selective and flexible pathway that offers medical officers the opportunity to explore a wide variety of clinical training and develop the advanced skill set required to support the health needs of rural communities.
The Rural Generalist Coordination Unit is working with local and national stakeholders to strengthen existing pathways and incorporate them into a well-structured Rural Generalist Pathway aligned to the national strategy.
The collaboration of key stakeholders has an objective to get more doctors into rural and remote areas, and to better equip these doctors to meet community needs.
These pages have information about training, education and employment opportunities for current and future health professionals:
For more information about student placements, work experience and Indigenous cadetships with NT Health go to:
- Aboriginal careers
- Student placements
- Medical officers conditions and pay
- Top End medical officer positions
- Central Australia medical officer positions
- Stronger Rural Health Strategy on the Federal Department of Health website.
Rural Generalist Coordination Unit
Phone: 08 8924 4150
Last updated: 23 March 2021
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