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RDWA Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)

We understand that maintaining emergency clinical skills is vital for resident rural GPs.

Knowing that excellent education and training is crucial to retaining skills, we ensure you have the best support in Australia to access emergency training.  Hundreds of SA’s resident rural GPs have attended our Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) in the last decade.

With LearnEM, we continue our commitment to you by delivering high quality RESP training throughout rural SA and in Adelaide.

RESP’s two-day workshop provides a wide range of simulation-based learning to ensure your education is focussed on your confidence to practise as a highly skilled rural GP.

To be eligible for a fully funded position on a RESP course, you will be living and practising as a rural GP in an SA rural location, currently credentialed by Country Health SA LHN to provide on-call services; and rostered on the local rural public hospital’s emergency on-call service.

Final year rural pathway Registrars who have a contract to continue working in rural general practice and to provide on-call services to a country hospital after completing their training can also apply to attend RESP.

If you are offered and accept a fully funded position, you will be agreeing to complete all program activities.  Should you not complete all activities you will be agreeing to pay RDWA the full cost of the position.  Full terms and conditions are detailed on the application form.

The remaining workshops for the 2018 RESP are now full. Applications to be placed on a wait list for any cancellations for the remaining two workshops (Nuriootpa and Adelaide) are being accepted. Eligible applications submitted through to the end of this year will be allocated to a RESP workshop in 2019.


2018 Courses

7-8 September Murray Bridge
26-27 October Nuriootpa
16-17 November Adelaide