The mission

To tackle rural workforce distribution issues by developing new initiatives to promote rural general practice to medical students.


2016 Working Group Executive

Chair: Madeleine Kelly, University of Wollongong
Secretary: Jonathon Brook, University of Western Australia


How to get involved

Email Chair, Madeleine Kelly, at Please include your name, university, year level and brief reasons for interest in the group/past experiences of relevance (maximum 50 words).

You can also join the Rural WG Facebook Group here.


2016 projects

  • Local GPSN Clubs Rural Events Guide
  • GPSN Rural Doctor Mentorship Program – establishing a mentoring program for medical students and rural GPs to inform and promote rural general practice


2015 projects

Kathryn Mason (Immediate Past Chair), University of Notre Dame Sydney

  • Rural Events Guide
  • Rural Mentor Program Planning
  • Furthering relationships with GPSN and NRHSN


2014 projects

  • Research into a Rural and Remote Myth-busting Publication aimed at promoting rural general practice to medical students.
  • Rural Generalist Pathway summary for the GPSN website.


2013 projects

  • Rural First Wave student award proposal submitted
  • Rural Generalist Pathway summary for the GPSN website
  • Established, developed and maintained professional relationships with stakeholders.