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Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

June 17, 2019

ACRRM’s Independent Pathway program offers non-vocationally registered medical practitioners Commonwealth funding towards achieve specialist recognition in general practice.

Choosing the Independent Pathway for your career pathway provides you with unique opportunities. Where urban GPs refer patients to specialists, a Rural Generalist requires a broader set of skills to manage a more diverse range of scenarios. The ACRRM curriculum provides registrars with these broad skills and the confidence to practise in low-resourced environments.

The ACRRM curriculum, which is Australian Medical Council (AMC) accredited, provides registrars with the opportunity to develop advanced skills and specialise in your area of interest. Undertaken over twelve months, Advance Specialist Training (AST) is your choice of specialty in anaesthetics, emergency medicine, mental health, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, surgery, adult internal medicine and more.

Successful completion of the ACRRM curriculum results in Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, or FACRRM. A globally recognised qualification, FACRRM is your passport with reciprocal relationships in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

Applications for the October 19 cohort are due on Monday, 24 June 2019. To find out where rural can take you, and for more information about the Independent Pathway, visit