Hundreds of Overseas Trained Doctors have benefited from the Additional Assistance Scheme managed by Rural Health Workforce Australia and delivered by the Rural Workforce Agencies. It provides education assistance for eligible Overseas Trained Doctors who are seeking Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Participating doctors are given a tailored individual learning program, which includes continuing medical education. Each doctor then takes part in courses, training and pre-exam workshops to help them achieve Fellowship.

Fellowship support is available for doctors who are enrolled in either the 5 Year OTD Scheme or the Rural Locum Relief Program. (http://www.rhwa.org.au/additional-assistance-scheme)

In response to critical medical workforce shortages being experienced across Australia, the Australian Government has implemented measures aimed to provide financial support to doctors in their efforts of achieving fellowship of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

If you are enrolled on the Rural Locum Relief Program or the Doctors for the Bush scheme, are working towards your fellowship and need financial assistance, contact us for a discussion about assistance that may be available to you.

Health Workforce Queensland manages these support claims.