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Road to Rural (R2R) Intern Program

Are you getting ready for your PGY1 intern rotation?

Would you like the opportunity to work alongside a Rural Specialist for 10 weeks?

Would you like the opportunity to work across the primary health and acute care continuum?

Would you like to work in a rural hospital Accident and Emergency?

Would you like to spend 10 weeks in a rural community and experience all it has to offer?

If the answer is yes, you’re going to want to apply for a Road to Rural Intern rotation.

About the Program

Every year interns are able to complete a rural placements through the Road to Rural Program with each R2R Intern working in the local GP practice and hospital for a 10-week rotation, in partnership with the three Metro Local Health Networks - CALHN, SALHN and NALHN.

40 positions are available each year in this highly sought after program.

Before you start, you’ll be given one and a half days of combined GP and Emergency orientation in Adelaide, provided by our training partners Learn EM and AOGP.

At the practice you’ll have an onsite GP supervisor and will receive an orientation when you arrive. The Intern Practice Liaison is a person at the practice who will coordinate your placement, linking you with the resident registrars, GPs and practice staff. They’ll also help you settle in and help you understand what the community has to offer.

In addition to the clinical benefits of a rural rotation, your accommodation, utilities and internet are provided through the GP practice.

While you are on placement you will be visited by our Medical Educator Dr Tim Kelly, who is also our liaison with your metro training hospital.

How to Apply

When you are selected into a metro internship program as a PGY1 you will be given a list of rotations available to preference.

At this point you can rank the Road to Rural rotations.

To increase your chances of being able to participate in the prestigious R2R Intern Program you should rank Rural General Practice the Road to Rural rotations that interest you highly as one of your top choices.

Important information

Road to Rural Intern rotations are aligned to the following rural locations.

    • Jamestown
    • Port Lincoln
    • Waikerie
    • Crystal Brook
    • Kapunda
    • Mannum
    • Murray Bridge
    • Angaston

Road to Rural Intern rotations are limited to 40 placements each year.

View your copy of the Road to Rural Intern Program brochure here.

For more information please refer to the SAMET Intern Job Pack.


For more information about the Road to Rural Intern Program, please contact
Andrea Brown, Manager Future Workforce
Phone: (08) 8234 8277
Email: roadtorural@ruraldoc.com.au

Interns currently on placement in rural SA are:
Front Row From Left: Dr Taylor Miell, Kapunda; Dr Pamela Gebrehiwdt, Mount Barker; Dr Sagar Elangovan, Jamestown; Dr Julian Di Ubaldo, Port Lincoln; Dr Isabelle Will, Victor Harbor and Dr Ashley Twigga, Gawler.
Back Row From Left: Dr Rahul Malhotra, Murray Bridge; Dr Lily Kent, Mannum; Dr Adina La Forgia, Crystal Brook; Dr Sarah Miller, Waikerie; and Dr Maxine Resnekov, Angaston.