Health Workforce Queensland has provided access to quality medical education and training opportunities for Queensland Rural Doctors since 1998. The lack of training opportunities and professional isolation are frequently cited as key motivators for leaving rural practice. It has been nationally recognised that access to training is a key factor in improving the retention rates of doctors. Health Workforce Queensland under the core funding from the Department of Health and Ageing are able to offer subsidies for rural doctors to access medical education and training.
We provide access to workshops that deliver medical education and training specific to the rural Doctor's educational needs. This is based upon review of the annual needs analysis survey results received from the rural doctors of Queensland. The workshops are held throughout Queensland with the aim of providing equitable access for all rural doctors. The interactive workshops are procedural based and some include the use of medium fidelity patient simulators in clinical scenarios.
Who Should Attend
Rural and Remote Private & Public Doctors
Queensland Health Doctors
Rural and Remote Nurses
Discipline areas and content covered relevant to identified learning needs
Increased level of competence and confidence in procedural and clinical skills
Increased level of confidence in the initial assessment, treatment and management of patients in primary care
All workshops are accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and by the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP). Most of the workshops qualify for the Rural and Remote Procedural Grant. If eligible, Rural Doctors can access up to the value of $20,000 per year. The Rural Emergency Medicine workshop is also eligible for the Rural LEAP Program.
The Australian College of
Rural and Remote Medicine
The Royal Australian College
of General Practitioners