Leading the way for future rural doctors
Rural doctors require a broad scope of practice to serve their communities. Teaching within RCSWA is grounded in rural generalism. Our medical education program is delivered by qualified clinicians living and working in Regional and Remote WA. Learning experiences transcend the silos of specialties, reflecting real-life rural practice. Student placements are entirely based in rural locations with experienced rural generalist doctors and rural or visiting specialists. Learning through real clinical cases forms the core of the program and complimented with supplementary small-group tutorials.
GP-life is busy as the population is growing so quickly here in Busselton. There’s the opportunity to do all those sub-specialties - obstetrics, anaesthetics, procedural skin medicine, teaching - all of those things are available to GPs here, which gives you such a variety in your working day and week.
RCSWA Medical Coordinator, Busselton
Become a GP preceptor
The Rural General Practice Placements (RGPP) rotation offers four or five-week placements to final year University of Western Australia, University of Notre Dame and Curtin University medical students across rural Western Australia. GPs can join this program and help build a strong, sustainable rural workforce by becoming a RGPP preceptor. This entails mentoring different students throughout the year at their general practice and demonstrating to students the skills required to become a rural doctor.
If you are interested in joining the RGPP preceptor group, contact us for further information.
From Students to Mentors
Our RCSWA Alumni
It’s amazing how often you meet a doctor at a hospital or at a training workshop who you have that RCSWA connection and bond with.
RCSWA Lead Medical Coordinator, Busselton