Training opportunities for Valley physicians

Latrobe Valley physicians will have the chance to strengthen their specialist skills thanks to a $1.1 million training boost from the State Government.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy announced the funding boost to the Royal Australian College of Physicians’ Dual Physician Training Program which will support rural physicians to undertake training in both metropolitan and rural Victoria.

From 2017, trainee physicians at Ballarat Health, Bendigo Health, Goulburn Valley Health and Latrobe Regional Hospital will receive support to undertake additional training in a specialty of their choice at a metropolitan hospital on top of their regional general acute training.

This means that Latrobe Valley physicians can be trained in specialist medical skills to fill gaps that may exist in rural communities.