Community Residency Program

What is the rural Community Residency Program (CRP)?

The rural CRP is an exciting, competitive and highly regarded program available to Resident Medical Officers (RMOs). In 2018, the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is coordinating the rural CRP placements.

Successful rural CRP RMOs are provided the opportunity to participate in short term, well supervised training placements in a variety of rural settings across WA. During this placement RMOs will spend a minimum of 20% of their time in a community setting. This community time may be in outreach clinics, outpatient services, specialist community clinics, hospital GP clinics, Aboriginal Medical Services, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Hospital in the Home (HITH) and/or transitional care services.

Where do I go and am I eligible?

WACHS employed RMOs at Broome Hospital may be able to complete CRP rotations during their year-long contracts within Broome.

Fiona Stanley Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital or Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital employed RMOs may be seconded to the CRP placements in a variety of rural locations such as Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Kununurra and Derby (please note rural locations are subject to change).

At the time of placement you will need to:

1)     Hold general registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

2)     Have a new or existing clinical position at a participating WA Health hospital in 2018

3)     Be an Resident Medical Officer

4)     Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident 

How do I apply?

  • Applications for the CRP are via the centralised RMO application process through the MedJobsWA website.
  • Your statement of interest and curriculum vitae will be used to assess your CRP application.
  • For more information regarding the rural placements please visit the WACHS internet page.


Please contact Joanne Scammell, CRP Medical Education Officer on: (08) 9323 6600 or