East Gippsland
Community Based Internship

Victorian Rural Generalist Program – RG1 Gippsland

As of 2021 the EGCBI program has become the ‘Gippsland Rural Generalist Intern Training Program’ (or ‘RG1 Gippsland’ for short) – a part of the Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP).

The VRGP is a state-wide end-to-end Rural Generalist training program that allows the future rural generalist workforce to train, work and live in rural and regional Victoria. The program offers a diverse and rewarding training experience and the Gippsland region has much to offer.

More information about the VRGP is available here or if you have any questions about the VRGP in the Gippsland region please visit https://brhs.com.au/vic-rural-generalist-program/ or contact us.

Intern positions in 2022 – how to apply to our program.

This year the PMCV are introducing the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA) to assist in filling rural and regional internship positions with candidates who are genuinely interested in a rural medical career.

The VRPA will include all 35 VRGP internship positions across the 5 regions. If you are keen to join our Gippsland program (and meet the eligibility criteria for the VRPA) we encourage you to participate in the VRPA and rank us highly. We hope to fill all 5 positions in the VRPA round.

The VRPA round is run by PMCV and you still need to apply via the PMCV match – just indicate that you wish to participate in the VRPA.

Also – our best advice if you’re interested in our program – get in touch! We love to hear from you.


What our Interns have in common is an interest in rural medicine, the desire to complete a GP rotation, and the knowledge that the RG1 Gippsland program provides a broad range of hands on experiences, with supportive and skilled staff and colleagues in a great working environment. (Being 1/2hr from the beach and 2hrs from the snow doesn’t hurt either!)

If this sounds good to you, and you’d like the same opportunities, then…

2022 could be YOUR year to train in the Victorian countryside.

The VRGP- RG1 Gippsland program is an innovative and collaborative approach to rural medical training, and it wants you! It’s designed and delivered cooperatively by five of our regional health partners – and a great chance for you to complete your internship differently, better and more actively.

What’s different about RG1 Gippsland?

This program offers:

  • opportunities for much more hands on activity (as opposed to watching)
  • individualised learning and support
  • frequent and direct access to supervisors, specialists, rural generalists and consultants
  • an integrated approach to the achievement of competencies and experience
  • seamless relationships with further community and/or rural training
  • great exposure to procedural work
  • dedicated teaching time
  • Excellent career pathways and opportunities with access to career guidance and counselling

Gippsland offers Victorian rural living at its best – stunning environment, great lifestyle and friendly communities. Thanks to a collaboration between Central Gippsland Health Service, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, MacLeod St Medical Centre (Bairnsdale), Clocktower Medical Centre (Sale) and Cunninghame Arm Medical Centre (Lakes Entrance) – you can have the best of all worlds.

In 2022, the RG1 Gippsland program will place 3 interns in the Bairnsdale region and 2 in the Sale region. This program represents an exciting and innovative development in intern training in Victoria and in Australia – now all it needs is you.