Be a Better Doctor

Do you want to be a better doctor?

Choose a Fellowship from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Better Training
Better Opportunities

Know More, Deal With More

11 advanced specialised training options - plus the broadest scope of generalist practice.

100% Focussed

The only course developed specifically for rural and remote medicine - by rural and remote doctors.

Emergency As Standard

With help often hours away, our mandatory rural emergency skills training helps you stay calm and in control in any emergency.


Be Part Of The Medical Elite

Our Fellows are welcomed in leading organisations including: RFDS, MSF, WHO, and even NASA.

Leading The World

First rural and remote focussed medical college - and the first online education platform for rural and remote medicine.

Qualification Of Choice

The qualification of choice for rural generalists.

Infinite Flexibility
And Support

Experience Counts

Offering the widest range of recognised prior learning of any GP training program.

Support At Your Fingertips

Industry leading online training and support modules available from your desktop.

Flexible Training

We allow you to make up for missed hospital rotations.

You're In Control
Of Your Destiny

Qualified For Adventure

Go anywhere and do anything, knowing you’re equipped to handle any medical situation you encounter.

Fits Your Life

The most flexible specialist GP training available, with options across order of study, location and timing.

How our Fellowship and training stacks ups for the challenges of rural and remote practice.

Feature Fellowship of ACRRM (FACRRM) Fellowship of RACGP (FRACGP)
Medical specialty General Practice - practise anywhere in Australia General Practice - practise anywhere in Australia
Typical time to complete 4 years 3 years
Recognition of prior learning We recognise up to two years for AGPT/RVTS registrars and three years for Independent Pathway Maximum 12 months
Scope of training 7 domains of practice plus Advanced Specialised Training (AST) in one of 11 disciplines 5 domains of practice
Generalist recognition Community primary care, rural generalist plus typically recognised by hospitals and credentialing committees for employment and award of extended scope of clinical privileges Community primary care, other by special arrangement
Assessment Programmatic assessment. Can be taken where you need to Exam based. Exam Centre focussed
Hospital readiness Comes as standard By special arrangement
Rural and remote focus 100%. By rural doctors for rural doctors 1 of 9 faculties

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