Professional Development

Continuing professional development (CPD) activities are vital to ensuring Rural Generalists continue to deliver the best possible evidence-based care to patients.


The Coordination Unit works closely with stakeholders to arrange a number of professional development activities for doctors on the Rural Generalist Pathway WA and established Rural Generalists. Doctors on the Rural Generalist Pathway WA are given priority for positions on these courses. Examples of CPD activities organised by the Coordination Unit include simulation exercises, ALS2, EMET and other courses. In addition, the Coordination Unit keeps trainees informed of other training opportunities that arise throughout the year via our News and Events page and our mailing list.


There are many additional programs offered by WACHS, which vary by area of interest and location. Find out more about the latest WACHS offerings. Rural Health West also provide educational opportunities tailored for rural medical and health practitioners. Find out more about the latest Rural Health West offerings

If you are a fellowed general practitioner or rural generalist interested in pursuing advanced skills in obstetrics and gynaecology or anaesthetics, you may be eligible for the General Practitioner Procedural Training Support Program (GPPTSP). This program provides grants of up to $40,000 to eligible trainees. Find out more by clicking here. 

 Professional Development

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Rural Generalist Pathway WA

Are you interested in joining the Rural Generalist Pathway? Find out how in our Rural Generalist Pathway WA section.

The core function of the Coordination Unit is to help to facilitate the transition for rural generalist trainees through the various educational and training components for the first six years of postgraduate training. The Coordination Unit also partners with existing organisations to enhance the professional experience in regional, rural and remote locations for rural generalists. Once on the pathway, you will be assigned a mentor who is an experienced Rural Generalist, provided with individualised career navigation, connected to our network of stakeholders and given priority access to requisite courses. You may also be eligible for ongoing professional development opportunities. Find out more about the Coordination Unit.
Check out the information on our Rural Generalist Pathway WA tab to find out about the eligibility requirements and application processes. If you need more information, please contact us.
Applications to join the Rural Generalist Pathway are now open. Visit the Applications section of our website to find out more.
Last Updated: 02/06/2023