08 New General Practitioner (GP) orientation

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) supports doctors new to general practice in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote locations, to deliver high quality medical services.

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) supports doctors new to general practice in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and rural and remote locations, to deliver high quality medical services.

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For more information please contact our recruitment team

rhwprograms@nswrdn.com.au02 4924 8000

Support includes access to a two-day ‘New GP Orientation Program’ and a ‘New Rural GP Orientation’ online learning module.

The program includes:

Professional Orientation

  • an overview of general practice in rural NSW
  • an introduction to the NSW Ministry of Health
  • navigating Medicare
  • the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • cultural awareness
  • accessing GP support
  • pathways to fellowship and exam preparation
  • professional and ethical responsibilities.

Clinical Orientation

  • emergency medicine
  • introduction to sexual health and family planning
  • introduction to mental health
  • introduction to Indigenous health to identify and work with Aboriginal people in a culturally safe and appropriate way
  • managing workplace illness and injury cases.

Social Orientation

  • achieving work/life balance.
Information correct as at November 2018