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Winter/Spring 2022

Dr Pat Giddings, CEO

Welcome to the latest edition of our Journeys e-newsletter! 


It has been an eventful time since the Autumn newsletter. Our team has been busy with the orientation of our first cohort of mid-year intake registrars, preparation of the RVTS ‘Stretch’ Reconciliation Action Plan, strategic planning activities across all levels of the organisation, and of course our continued support of registrars and supervisors…in addition to the relocation of the RVTS office to a new and more comfortable location in Albury – literally across the road from the old office!  


There is a sense of anticipation as we finalise arrangements for the return to our face-to-face procedural workshop program which will be held in Brisbane in late September, involving all registrar cohorts as well as their supervisors. This will be our biggest ever event with record numbers of registrars attending, including more than 45 first year registrars. Registrar families will once again be supported to attend.


Successful mid-year intake for RVTS training


We welcomed 18 new registrars into the program in the first of our mid-year intakes in July.  


In response to strong interest in the RVTS program, we have reconfigured recruitment and selection from a single annual intake to two intakes per year. The first cohort is made up of 16 registrar positions brought forward from 2023 and two positions from vacancies in the previous round.


RVTS – experience counts!


With more than 20 years’ experience in General Practice and Rural Generalist Fellowship training, RVTS is well recognised for its remote supervision model, supportive learning environment and high quality training.


Those looking for certainty need look no further than the RVTS training program. Our comprehensive training and support is second to none, there is no application fee to apply, and training is fully funded by the Australian Government.


There are also opportunities to join the RVTS team, whether as a Medical Educator, Supervisor or Clinical Teaching Visitor – find out more by clicking here.


Recruitment for the January 2023 intake – applications now open!


Recruitment for our January 2023 intake is underway with applications open through until Sunday 4 September 2022. Visit to find out more!


I hope you enjoy reading this edition of Journeys…as we look ahead to bringing you more news in the sunny Summer edition.


Best wishes, Pat