Rural Procedural Grants Program


The Rural Procedural Grants Program provides financial assistance to procedural and emergency medicine general practitioners who provide services in remote and rural areas to help them maintain or upgrade their skills.
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Applications may be made at any time.

 
What do you get?

Benefits vary.

Who is this for?

Rural or remote procedural and emergency medical general practitioners.

Overview

The Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) offers grants to procedural and emergency medicine general practitioners (GPs) in rural and remote areas of Australia. GP registrars and locums may also be eligible.

You can claim a grant for activities or clinical attachments that maintain or improve your clinical skills.

You must register for RPGP before attending an activity you wish to claim.

The grant amounts are:

  • for procedural GPs - $2,000 per day for up to 10 days of training per financial year
  • for hospital-based emergency medicine GPs - $2,000 per day for up to three days of training per financial year.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be a GP working in certain rural or remote areas of Australia and practise either:

  • unsupervised anaesthetics, obstetrics or surgery
  • unsupervised emergency medicine in 24-hour triaging accident and emergency facilities.

GP registrars and locums may also be eligible.

You can claim grants for:

  • educational activity, such as conferences, seminars or workshops
  • clinical attachments, where you observe and engage in hands-on clinical practice.

Find out more about types of claims.

Find out more about eligibility for emergency doctors and eligibility for procedural doctors.

How do you apply?

You need to register for RPGP before you can make a claim.

To find out more and to apply, go to Rural Procedural Grants Program on the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine website.

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