Apply Now for a Rural Coach & GSA Rural Surgery Grant

Applications are now open for the Rural Coach and GSA Rural Surgery Grants.

Each grant is valued at up to $770 Inc. GST, to be used towards attendance at the PSA 2018 ASC.

*Please note that you must first register for the PSA 2018 ASC, then complete a grant application.  Grants are awarded retrospectively.

About the Grant

For the past few years, GSA has funded Rural Surgery Grants to Trainees and IMGs to provide assistance with attendance at the Provincial Surgeons of Australia Annual Scientific Conference. Past recipients of the grants have found the opportunities for networking invaluable.

GSA is extremely supportive of initiatives that encourage General Surgery Trainees and IMGs to become involved in regional and rural surgical careers. This is a significant workforce issue for General Surgery and one of GSA's strategic imperatives.

About the Rural Coach Program

If you are a surgical Trainee or IMG who is considering working in rural Australia in the future, Rural Coach might be able to assist you.

Since 2011, the Rural Coach Program has identified and supported more than 90 Trainees interested in a Rural Surgical career, via ongoing support, advocacy and the opportunity to build their rural connections by offering financial assistance towards attendance at the Provincial Surgeons of Australia Annual Scientific Conference.

To read more about the Rural Coach Program including testimonials please click here.

Apply for a Rural Surgery Grant

  • General Surgery Trainees and IMGs must first complete the PSA 2018 ASC online registration 
  • Following successful registration and payment, please complete and submit the Rural Coach Program Application form:


Terms & Conditions

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Trish Meldrum
Rural Coach Program Officer