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RVTS Targeted Recruitment - Funding Announcement

Thursday 18 March 2021
Federal Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton announced the Federal Government’s expansion of the RVTS targeted recruitment pilot to more locations is providing better access to doctors in the bush.
The expansion involves providing wage security to doctors while they train to become GP specialists. “The Federal Government understands the importance of addressing GP shortages in the bush and that it requires a range of initiatives that support training, recruitment and retention. This particular scheme is one of those initiatives delivering structured distance education and supervision to doctors while they provide medical services in rural and remote locations.” Read more

RVTS - Training and Retaining Doctors in Australian Communities for over 20 years

Wednesday 24 February 2021
The latest RVTS4GPs blog features RVTS CEO Dr Pat Giddings and RVTS Supervisor Dr Sara Fergusson, as they reflect on how RVTS came into being - as the solution to a health workforce problem. Read more:

Aboriginal Health
"Cross Cultural Medicine" - RVTS4GPs Blog

Thursday 10 December 2020
"Cross Cultural Medicine - Not as difficult as you think" Find out more:

ACRRM Distinguished Service Award Recipient 2020
- Veeraja Uppal

Thursday 10 December 2020
Congratulations to RVTS’ Veeraja Uppal, recipient of ACRRM’s Distinguished Service Award for significant contribution to rural and remote medicine over the last two decades. Read more:

RACGP Brian Williams Award Recipient 2020
-Dr Lorri Hopkins

Wednesday 30 September 2020
RVTS Congratulates Dr Lorri Hopkins - deserved recipient of the RACGP's Rural Faculty's Brian Williams Award

Latest RVTS4GPs Blog - A Case of Management Dilemma

Thursday 3 September 2020
'Being brilliant at the basics will come in handy when there are no clinical pathways or algorithms that apply to the patient in front of you'.

RVTS registrars help close the medical gap

Thursday 3 September 2020
Continuity of medical care, especially amidst the current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, is vital for positive health outcomes across Australia.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities benefit from the Australian Government funded Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS), a training program that enables doctors to enhance their skills and expertise in general practice while remaining in their community.

COVID-19 – Keeping you informed

Friday 13 March 2020
RVTS like many organisations is working on contingency planning for all the ways COVID-19 may impact our registrars, supervisors, alumni, staff and education activities. We will endeavour to provide regular updates via this website. Click to read more ...

Important information regarding the novel coronavirus

Tuesday 28 January 2020
To assist health workers regarding the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (2019-nCov), the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health have provided the following resour

Former medical educators honoured

Two former RVTS medical educators have been recognised with awards.

New doctor for Cunnamulla

A permanent new doctor has been appointed to Cunnamulla Hospital.

From Uluru to the Torres Strait:
Uniquely Australian GP training program now recruiting remote doctors for 2022

Tuesday 17 August 2021
A uniquely Australian remote GP training program is now recruiting doctors for 32 rural, remote and First Nations communities in 2022 – from the Uluru community of Mutitjulu, in the vast Red Centre, to Badu Island in the Torres Strait – and in doing so, helping to break Australia’s infamous ‘tyranny of distance’ Funded by the Australian Government, the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) has been training doctors across rural and remote Australia for over 20 years. Read more about doctors who are undertaking their specialist GP training with RVTS in rural, remote and First Nations communities this year.