Your Doctors of Tomorrow

Striving for a sustainable Medical Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia.

Training medical students and postgraduate trainees in regional and rural areas.

The Murrumbidgee Regional Training Hub (MRTH) is committed to collaboration and the achievement of better health outcomes for the region. A key focus is aligning training to local needs.

Griffith programmes for Rural Generalism.

MLHD Single Employer model for Rural Generalist training.

This is a ground-breaking initiative to fully integrate RG training in a District. For the first time RG training will have parity with medical specialty training in terms of length of contract and entitlements such as maternity leave. There is a separate focus on improving opportunities to expand time spent in regional sites during medical specialty training.

The hub works to align with the National Medical Workforce Strategy.

There is continuing mentoring of students and JMO’s with rural intent. There is a close liaison with the JMO unit in WWBH and their postgraduate program. Knowing the particular workforce needs of the District means that the Hub can help integrate career planning with actual jobs.
There is a significant focus on Simulation training utilising laboratory facilities and expertise.

The Hub’s main focus in the last two years has been on Rural Generalism and many valuable relationships have been built with the number large number of stakeholders in this area. The Hub is particularly well placed to help with career planning for Rural Generalism. 
We can assist with specialty training and have experience in developing speciality training positions.

We are working with MLHD to build support for more isolated sites and medical practitioners. By improving connections people belong to a supportive group rather than just have a place of work.

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) Single Employer Model for Rural Generalist training was developed in partnership with the Hub and has the opportunity to develop into a long-term way of recruiting and retraining Doctors who are needed for essential service delivery across the District.

Announcement of approval for the Murrumbidgee Single Employer model by Ministers Hunt and Coulton.

Contact us

Murrumbidgee Regional Training Hub

Rural Clinical Campus, Wagga Wagga
Harvey House, Docker St
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650

(02) 6933 5111

A/Prof Rashid Hashmi

Director of Medical Education

Dr Trish Robson

Murrumbidgee Regional Training Hub Director

Leanne Tucker

Administrative Officer, Rural Campus Coordinator

Mandy Reid

Administrative Assistant, Rural Pathways

Rural Support (general enquiries)

Are you considering setting up a private practice in regional Australia? The Rural Doctors Network have put together a video where specialists share their experiences and provide a personal account of what needs to be considered when setting up or joining an established practice here.

Setting up shop in rural and regional areas


Watch video "Setting up shop in rural and regional areas.mp4"