Murray to the Mountains intern training program: involvement of small health services

John B Best, Shane L Boyer, Craig J De Lacy, Jacque S Phillips, Terrence M Welch and Geoff J McColl
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10802
Published online: 21 April 2014

A well organised rurally based intern program delivers high-quality training and diverse experience

The Murray to the Mountains (M2M) intern training program was first proposed in 2009. Its purpose was to address current and projected shortages in the medical workforce in rural Victoria and beyond.

  • John B Best1
  • Shane L Boyer2
  • Craig J De Lacy3
  • Jacque S Phillips2
  • Terrence M Welch4
  • Geoff J McColl5

  • 1 Murray to the Mountains, Cobram, VIC.
  • 2 Numurkah District Health, Numurkah, VIC.
  • 3 Cobram District Health, Cobram, VIC.
  • 4 Yarrawonga Health, Yarrawonga, VIC.
  • 5 Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.



We thank Janine Sargeant and Jayne Ramshaw for their assistance with preparing the manuscript.

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No relevant disclosures.


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