Colleges split over generalist vote

RACGP president Dr Bastian Seidel has slammed rural generalism “dogma” the day before a key vote in Parliament.

ACRRM and RDAA’s top brass are in Canberra lobbying the Senate to greenlight the creation of a rural health commissioner to devise generalist training pathways for the bush, with a vote scheduled for Tuesday night.

Establishing the independent position would fulfil a Coalition election promise and the new commissioner would be tasked with designing at least one rural training pathway within two years.

But on Monday morning, Dr Seidel warned that the creation of new