The community gets to keep their doctor and the doctor receives the support they need to achieve Fellowship. The community is the real winner.
Doctors working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) are now eligible to undertake vocational training towards fellowship of the ACRRM & RACGP via an extension to the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS).
There are 10 training positions available nationally for commencement in February 2015. Applications will close on Monday 13 July 2014.
The RVTS extension is an Australian Government initiative, supported by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), designed to deliver structured distance education and supervision to doctors already providing medical services within ACCHSs.
Doctors will receive training over a 3 to 4 year period, while they continue to work within the ACCHS. Training will be delivered by distance education and remote supervision, and will be specifically tailored to doctors working with indigenous communities.
Training includes weekly webinars, face to face workshops, on-site teaching visits, innovative online resources, remote supervision and support, targeted exam preparation and cultural mentoring. Click on the video below to find out more.
RVTS will deliver support to ACCHSs doctors so that they don’t have to move to another community to access general practice training.
“RVTS gave me the support to stay in the community, not to get moved around. They had a doctor, I had a study program. The community had a benefit and I had a benefit at the same time…the community had a doctor for a long time, which was really good.” – Dr May El-Khoury, former RVTS Registrar at Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service, NSW.
Please circulate far and wide to any GPs or Health Services
For further information please visit www.rvts.org.au/applicants or contact RVTS on 02 6057 3400.