Boost to rural training a 'good start'

Doctor groups have welcomed a multimillion-dollar plan to train more doctors in the bush.

The Federal Government announced on Wednesday a $93.8m Integrated Rural Training Pipeline to train prevocational postgraduate doctors in rural and remote locations.

This will see 100 new specialist training places — none in general practice — and funding for 30 rural clinical schools to expand training for post-graduate students.

There will also be money for a