The Yorke and Northern Rural Doctor Program is the best of both worlds.

Are you a junior doctor looking to explore new career opportunities and experiences? Look no further! The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network (YNLHN), fondly known as Yorke and Northern, presents the Rural Doctor Program (RDP), designed to support and encourage junior doctors in pursuing rural generalist training pathways and medical careers within our vibrant region.

Why choose Yorke and Northern

  • Unparalleled training: Our program provides exceptional training opportunities and support, fostering your growth as a rural GP.
  • Rewarding career: With diverse rotations and pathways for fellowship, you'll develop the skills needed for independent practice.
  • Tailored experience: Enjoy personalised support and access to inspiring speakers, creating a bespoke training journey that meets your needs.
  • Accreditation: Our rotations meet national requirements for registration, ensuring you're prepared for the next stage of your career.
  • Rotations in scenic towns: Explore regional towns like Port Pirie, Clare, and Jamestown while gaining core clinical experiences.
  • Engaging lifestyle: Immerse yourself in vibrant community life and explore breathtaking landscapes during your downtime.
  • Accommodation and incentives: Furnished accommodation is provided and fully subsidised for the first six months, with additional incentives available.

That’s why everyone agrees, the Yorke and Northern region is the best of both worlds.

Explore Yorke and Northern and why we call it home

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Our amazing region in a nutshell.

We invite you to discover firsthand the unique blend of city comforts and rural charm that Yorke and Northern offers...

  • Stunning natural landscapes: The Yorke and Northern Region boast beautiful coastal areas, rolling hills, and picturesque countryside, offering ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.
  • Strong sense of community: The area is known for its tight-knit communities, where residents often come together for local events, festivals, and community initiatives, fostering a sense of belonging and support.
  • Relaxed lifestyle: Residents enjoy a more laid-back pace of life in the Yorke and Northern Region, with less traffic congestion and a quieter atmosphere compared to larger cities, promoting a relaxed and stress-free lifestyle.

...all while benefiting from invaluable hands-on experiences and individualised mentoring.

Rural Doctor Program details

Download the program guide (PDF 1.6MB)