Rural Experienced Entry to Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Are you an experienced doctor who has been working in a rural and remote community for seven years or more?

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) recognise existing skills and experience through the Rural Experience Entry Fellowship (REEF) program to provide an accelerated option to achieve a Fellowship of ACRRM (FACRRM).

If you have significant experience in rural and remote communities and a specialist registration as a general practitioner in Australia (FRACGP) and vocational registration, you may be eligible to apply for the REEF pathway. This pathway allows candidates to complete the program and achieve Fellowship within 12 months.

FACRRM through REEF applies ACRRM curricula and standards. On acceptance into the program you will be required to undertake two assessments, Mini Clinical Examination and Multi Source Feedback.

No other general practice fellowship covers the scope of practice that ACRRM training provides. Achieving FACRRM enables you to expand your skills and knowledge in rural and remote medicine, verifying that you are qualified to practice anywhere – independently and safely.

Recruiters within rural and remote regions of Australia identify FACRRM as a preferred qualification. In Queensland, a FACRRM provides the certification of choice for 97 per cent of rural generalists.

For further information on the REEF pathway, you can visit the ACRRM website or contact our friendly Member Services Team on 1800 223 226 or



Date reviewed: 27 October 2017

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