More training for junior doctors in South West

New junior doctors will experience work as a general practitioner in regional and rural Australia, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund (RJDTIF).

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the second round of the RJDTIF will help get more medical graduates into the South West and regional, rural and remote Australia.

“I’m pleased the second round of the fund is now open for South West organisations to develop training rotations,” Mrs Marino said.

“Getting doctors into the country is one of the country’s biggest health challenges and I’m pleased the Turnbull Government is offering another round of this great program to address this issue.

“The program provides a pathway for new medical graduates, plus it provides them with the skills regional communities need.”

Over $18 million is available through this round of the fund to support training in several primary care settings such as general practice and Aboriginal Medical Services.

For more information: health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/work-rural-junior-dr-training-fund