Interview with Dr Luke Reid FRACS

Can you tell me about why you became an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) surgeon? When I first started my medical training, I initially thought about becoming a physician, but I decided to become an ENT surgeon because I really liked the combination of medicine and surgery. There are also a lot of sub-specialties within…

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Statement on Australian Government Drought Assistance

  STATEMENT ON AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DROUGHT ASSISTANCE   The Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Program welcomes the Australian Government recent announcement to increase drought assistance to affected regions across Australia. The funding package announced on 7 November, includes: Interest and repayment-free loans. $180m for councils. $200m for community projects. $138m for road building.…

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Interview with Dr Jesse Zanker FRACP

Dr Jesse Zanker is a Geriatrician working in Echuca, Victoria. The Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) grant enabled him to attend The Executive Colloquium at the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership. The Colloquium is an ethics and leadership course examining how the health and aged care sectors can apply their services more justly.…

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Funding Round 5 – Key Dates Confirmed

Key dates We are pleased to announce the SRSA governing committee has approved key dates for Funding Round 5: Application window: 1 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 Assessment panel review: February 2020 Outcome letters distributed via email: March 2020 CPD activity completion window: 1 April 2020 to 30 April 2021 The Application Guidelines are currently being…

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Funding Round 4 Applications Open

Key dates Applications are now open for SRSA Funding Round 4, the key dates are as follows: Application window: 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019 Assessment panel review: April 2019 Outcome letters distributed via email: May 2019 CPD activity completion window: 1 June 2019 to 30 June 2020 How to apply Read the Funding Round 4…

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Funding Round 3 Notable Changes

Key dates for Funding Round 3 We are pleased to inform you that the SRSA Governing Committee has approved the key dates for Funding Round 3: Application window: 1 June 2018 – 31 August 2018 Assessment panel review: September 2018 Outcome letters distributed via email: October 2018 CPD activity completion window: 1 November 2018 – 31…

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SRSA Funding Round 1 – Individual specialist CPD grants – Applications now open

The Commonwealth Department of Health and The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges have launched the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia 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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