Colleges apply for rural generalism to become official sub-specialty

ACRRM president says the process could take up to two years to complete

The RACGP and ACRRM have formally applied to have rural generalist medicine recognised by the Medical Board of Australia as a sub-specialty of general practice.

Dr Ewen McPhee
Dr Ewen McPhee. Photo: RDAA

The colleges say the move is “critical” in addressing inequities in access to health services in the bush, as well as barriers to training and employment faced by rural doctors.

The joint application was submitted to the medical board