TRAINEE physicians in Ballarat Health Services will have the chance to strengthen their specialist skills in metropolitan hospitals from next year. The Victorian government is pouring in an extra $1.1 million to the Royal Australian College of Physicians’ dual physician training program.
This will allow regional physicians access to extra training on top of their general acute training.
The program aims to fill gaps in specialist medial areas that may exist in rural communities.
Physicians are doctors who have completed further training in a medical specialty to diagnose and manage complex medical problems.
RACP trains physicians in more than 30 medical specialties.
A Victorian pilot program has been underway in Bendigo this year and will expand with the extra funding.
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