Teaching in General Practice forms an important part of the MBBS course commencing at Year 1 and gradually increasing in time exposure and expectations of students over the subsequent years. The Rural Clinical School (RCS) program includes regular and frequent student exposure to General Practice over a full year, often with a change of practice at mid-semester. Final year students undertake a longer block attachment in General Practice often in a remote setting.
The total time allocation of RCS students to the discipline of General Practice is approximately equal to the time allocations for each of the other disciplines of study: Medicine, Surgery, DEM, Psychiatry, O&G, Paediatrics, Palliative care/Chronic Disease/Anaesthetics.
Authorised by the Director, Rural Clinical School
20 February, 2012