In General Practice, you never know who or what you're going to see. You get to see kids, older people and everything in between.
Undertaking the Rural Hospital Training Programme in parallel to the General Practice Education Programme is a popular choice among new registrars. Training in both scenarios opens doors to flexibility in your future career.
A GPEP registrar can use up to 18 months of specified runs against the ‘non general practice’ time required in General Practice Education Programme (GPEP) and RHM registrars.
The post-graduate papers required for training are available from the University of Otago and the University of Auckland.
The Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme has many moving parts; but help is at hand. Your EF is a Fellow in rural hospital medicine who will assist you, together with a rotational supervisor who works alongside you in clinical practice. There are two clinical leaders also available to provide support.