The Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) program provides educational opportunities that support continuing professional development (CPD) for specialists in rural and remote locations in Australia. SRSA is an initiative of the Department of Health, managed by the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC).

The aim of the program is to provide rural and remote non-GP specialists with access to professional support and training opportunities through:

  • individual CPD grants to enable rural and remote specialists to access CPD educational activities/courses/events not available in their current location of practice; and
  • the provision of online learning programs to address relevant CPD themes and topics.

Department of Health

The Commonwealth Department of Health and The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) have launched the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Program to provide individual grants for rural and remote specialists to undertake continuing professional development (CPD).

The SRSA Program will build upon the successful Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Stream One Program.

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Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges

The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) as part of the Funding Agreement, has established the SRSA Sub-Committee to oversee the strategic management and implementation of the Program. The committee membership includes Fellows and CEO representatives from the Specialist Medical Colleges.

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SRSA Program Management Unit

The SRSA Program Management Unit (PMU) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Program. The SRSA PMU administer the Funding Rounds and co-ordinate the design and development of CPD online learning resources, in collaboration with the Specialist Medical Colleges.

Contact SRSA

Email: admin@ruralspecialist.org.au
Phone: (02) 9256 5419
Postal Address: 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
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