The Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) has opened up for a second round of applications for doctors working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. 5 positions are still available for 2015 and RVTS is very interested in connecting with doctors working in ACCHSs who may be eligible for the program.
Candidates apply online at www.rvts.org.au and applications close on November 7.
The RVTS Extension to ACCHS is supported by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and is an Australian Government initiative designed to deliver structured distance education and supervision to doctors already providing medical services within ACCHSs.
Doctors receive GP vocational training over a 3 to 4 year period to obtain fellowship of RACGP and/or ACRRM, while they continue to work in the ACCHS. The training is delivered by distance education and remote supervision, and is specifically tailored to doctors working with indigenous communities. I have attached the applicant guide and brochure, further information can be found at www.rvts.org.au
If you have any questions about the program please contact Veeraja Uppal or Jeanette Mclaren on 02 6057 3400.