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VRGP Regions - Hume

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About the Region

The Murray to the Mountains (M2M) Hume Region Rural Generalist Intern Training program experience is unique. Our placement structure will give you the total experience in both rural and regional hospitals.  Based in some of Victoria’s most beautiful locations such as Benalla, Cobram, Kyabram, Mansfield, Mt Beauty/Falls Creek, Yarrawonga, Albury Wodonga & Wangaratta you will experience an internship you want and your career needs met. 


The core medical, surgical and emergency medicine rotations will be provided from regional health service, Northeast Health Wangaratta and Albury/Wodonga Health both with outstanding workplace culture and welcoming rural communities . The region boasts some of the great wineries of Australia and is nestled among snowfields such as Mt Bulla, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek. The food culture includes many food and wine festivals that are equal to anything in metropolitan Victoria and if you enjoy your sport there are outstanding golf courses and an abundance of water activities along the mighty Murray River. 


Simply put, the M2M Hume Region Victorian Rural Generalist Intern Training program provides you with an opportunity to live and work where many people choose to holiday.  What could be better than this!

The region boasts some of the great wineries of Australia and is nestled among snowfields

Our Training Program

The aim of the M2M Hume Region Rural Generalist Intern Training Program is:

Be the patient's first contact and follow the patient through the initial presentation

  • Have access to hands on medicine in a variety of settings – ambulatory, hospital and residential care
  • Have core rotations of 10 weeks in surgery, medicine and emergency medicine in the Hume region
  • Have the opportunity to work in rurally-based procedural general practice and small rural health services over 20 weeks
  • Undertake parallel consulting with experienced Rural Generalists
  • Be exposed to sports medicine through working in the ski fields or water sports along the Murray River
  • Participate in Grand Rounds, clinical review meetings and skills workshops 


The experiences provided in the M2M Hume Region Rural Generalist Intern Training Program are vastly different than those provided in many intern training programs:

  • Experience being part of a team approach to preventative medicine
  • Experience all aspects of medicine including leadership roles
  • Become part of the community and influence population health outcomes
  • All visiting specialists and local GPs involved in training interns
  • All health service staff committed to providing a supportive environment
  • Be involved with all aspects of patient care
  • Spend summer on the river and winter on the ski fields


The M2M Hume Region Rural Generalist Intern Training Program will provide interns with a variety of benefits that most interns will not experience:

  • An outstanding “hands on” education program including skills workshops, grand rounds, clinical and reviews
  • Access to mentoring
  • Unprecedented access to working with local general practitioners and wide variety of visiting medical specialists, including:
    • General Surgery
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Paediatrics
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Urology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Anaesthetics
    • Actively participating in procedural medicine
    • Career mentoring and support
    • Access to good quality well subsidised accommodationHear from other VRGP trainees

Hear from our trainees

Dr Christian Kunde - Murray to the Mountains Intern 2018

Being an M2M intern has afforded me remarkable opportunities to develop my clinical skills, grow as a doctor and enjoy PGY1 in one of the most picturesque locations in Victoria. M2M provides extensive clinical education, well beyond what my peers at other hospitals received in intern teaching sessions, as well as support for undertaking further courses and postgraduate medical education. 


On my GP rotation at Yarrawonga my GP supervisor was a keen and supportive teacher. I had the opportunity to develop management plans for patients, and to see several through from commencement until completion. A typical day included paediatric, antenatal, geriatric, general medical and surgical, and mental health presentations. Weekly there were sessions in anaesthetics or assisting in theatre (including general and orthopaedic surgery), and every day at lunch I was able to either study, go for a kayak on the lake, or take a break in one of the many fantastic eateries. 

A typical day included paediatric, antenatal, geriatric, general medical and surgical, and mental health presentations

It’s not possible for me to overstate how well an M2M internship can set you up for the rest of your career. Thanks to the broad paediatric experience I had as an M2M intern, I was able to secure a Paediatric SRMO (BPT) position for my PGY2 job. M2M does provide an excellent pathway into AGPT, but is also a fantastic passage into vocational training outside of primary care (as I have done).

Dr Bre Irving - Murray to the Mountains Intern 2014

What a true privilege it was to have undertaken an internship with the Murray to Mountains program. Having had the opportunity to work in different areas of medicine, from surgery & general medicine, to emergency and general practice, enabled me to not only discover my passion for general practice, but also provided me with an excellent foundation of clinical knowledge and procedural skills. I will be forever grateful for the training I received and experience I gained through the Murray to Mountains intern program, and I cannot imagine having a better way to have commenced my medical career.

I cannot imagine having a better way to have commenced my medical career

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