Are rural generalists being over-hyped?

Dr Ewen McPhee, who has just finished his two year tenure as ACRRM president, says no
Dr Ewen McPhee

It has taken years of lobbying and negotiation, but Australia is finally creating a national rural generalist training pathway for the coming generations of rural doctors.

But while regarded as a major political achievement, some have questioned whether the focus is misplaced, whether it will be used to push for the recognition of rural medicine as a specialty distinct from general practice.