Regional and Rural Training Pathway

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is seeking Expressions of Interest from eligible trainees and training sites for the new Rural and Regional Training Pathway (RRTP) Pilot Program, commencing in 2024.

In creating this initiative, RANZCR seeks to address the maldistribution of clinical radiologists and radiation oncologists in regional and rural Australia, by attracting, training, and retaining clinicians in areas of workforce need.

The RRTP is a fully integrated national training pathway. RANZCR is seeking expressions of interest from recent medical graduates (PGY2+) and existing trainees who are interested in applying for the five training positions in this pilot. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship that covers all RANZCR training fees over 5 years.

This pilot is a first step in RANZCR’s commitment to developing a long-term, sustainable training pathway to further grow the regional and rural Australian clinical radiologist and radiation oncologist workforce.
Successful sites will be matched with trainees, have access to RANZCR’s Clinical Radiology or Radiation Oncology Training Program and resources, and receive educational support including upskilling of supervisors.

This pathway may also present future opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to access regional and rural training opportunities aligned to Indigenous community needs and to improve health equity in Indigenous communities.

By training and supporting clinical radiologists and radiation oncologists where they are most needed, RANZCR is playing a critical role in enabling rural and regional communities to attract and retain critical health care professionals.