Junior doctors bolster regional health

THE region’s primary care workforce will soon be supported by six junior doctors, with applications opening for the Rural Generalist Training Pathway this week.

Delivered as part of the State Government’s $20m Rural Health Workforce Strategy, the six positions will be based in Mount Gambier, along with primary care-based procedural rotations in Naracoorte.

The positions are designed to provide trainee medical officers who have just completed an internship and are either in rural generalist training or looking to work in rural general practice with a hospital experience.

Health Minister Stephen Wade said the pathway was a significant step towards strengthening the future of


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