Graduate Diploma of Rural and Remote Medicine

This program is designed to provide medical practitioners, particularly those based in rural and remote communities, with a pathway for advancing their academic and clinical expertise.

Set for success

Five-star employment rate* *GUG 2020

Serve any community

Skills for every region

Pursue your passion

Specialise your skills


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AHPRA-registered health practitioners with experience as rural health practitioners; enrolled in or completed a program in rural medicine or general practice; or student of an Australian Medical Council program; or a practising international rural health practitioner

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Real stories

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    Dr Ewen McPhee

    Master of Rural and Remote Medicine

    As a very busy rural doctor wanting to better understand what I do, and where I fit, the Master of Rural and Remote Medicine provided context to my work and a foundation on which to build my research and health professional education skills. It has been transformative in rekindling my enthusiasm for rural medicine.

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    Associate Professor Ruth Stewart

    Course Coordinator, Master of Rural and Remote Medicine

    The Rural and Remote Medicine postgraduate courses are designed to wrap around the work of a rural generalist doctor, nurse or allied health practitioner to give them the skills to become an educator of the next generation of practitioners.