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In a Victorian first, GV Health is currently hosting its first intake of Doctor’s in a Regional Anaesthetics training program that allows trainees to complete the majority of their training in regional locations such as SheppartonBallarat and Albury. 

The Medical Professional Development (MPD) program supports the ongoing professional development and medical education of medical practitioners in rural and regional Victoria. Furthermore, the program aims to encourage trainee doctors to complete rural and regional placements by providing access to professional development subsidies.

The Victorian DHHS (the department) recognises the importance of appropriately educated and distributed rural workforce to meet the State’s primary health care needs, particularly for the delivery of public and community health services in rural and regional hospitals.

Funding assists with the development, recruitment and retention of skilled medical workforce for rural and regional Victoria. The long term objective of the program is to ensure that practising medical practitioners in rural and regional Victoria are supported in undertaking medical professional development relevant to their area of practice and the community needs.

Specialise in the mind – Information and events for medical students and doctors interested in psychiatry and mental health.

Have an interest in mental health and psychiatry? Join the RANZCP’s Psychiatry Interest Forum (PIF) and stay in the loop with the College’s activities and opportunities. As a member of the PIF you will receive a range of free benefits including:

invitations to educational events, including lectures, workshops and conferences;
career guidance in psychiatry and its subspecialties through seminars and networking with RANZCP Fellows and trainees;
invitations to participate in RANZCP awards, prizes and grants around promotion, research or advocacy in mental health;
access to RANZCP e-learning resources;
e-newsletters to keep up to date with RANZCP activities.
Registration is free: simply complete the online application form

Introducing The Med Ed Source Podcast​

The University is proud to bring you the Melbourne Medical School’s latest engagement platform, The Med Ed Source.

They will be taking the expertise from The University of Melbourne’s Department of Medical Education, net to offer a fresh perspective on education in medicine and the health professions.

Let UoM know who and what you would like to hear about in future episodes via Twitter @EXCITE_UOM or email

Regional doctors enjoy a better work-life balance, report says

On RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald

Junior doctors working in regional and rural Australia are more satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts.

Research published today has found that, overall, young doctors in regional areas enjoy a better work-life balance and a richer career.

Guest: Dr Matthew Lennon, junior doctor, Wagga Wagga