Better Medical Care Initiative (BMCI)

The Better Medical Care for rural WA Initiative is a coordinated, targeted response to address the challenges faced by rural doctors across the State. It is a partnership between the WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West to ensure doctors can access relevant ongoing medical training, timely locum support, and professional mentoring, and that their families are well supported to live and work across rural Western Australia.

Procedural mentoring

Procedural Mentoring Programs

The GP mentoring programs assist in providing a safe and skilled GP proceduralist service in rural and remote areas in Western Australia.  The mentoring programs help GPs to gain confidence in their skills as they commence working as an independent procedural GP by linking them with an experienced practitioner.  

Placements are available for the following mentoring programs:

  • The GP Anaesthetics Mentoring Program
  • The GP Emergency Mentoring Program
  • The GP Obstetrics Mentoring Program
  • The GP Surgical Mentoring Program

For more information please contact the Procedural Programs Coordinator or telephone (08) 6389 4500.


"When you start practising anaesthetics in the country, you need to be very confident in your decision-making skills. In the early months, I spent time shadowing my mentor during surgeries and discussing his upcoming surgical lists. It was an excellent way to consolidate my skills very quickly. In later months, I would plan my lists and discuss any challenging cases with my mentor, which gave me reassurance in my decision-making.”

Procedural mentoring participant, 2017

The Procedural Mentoring Program is funded by:
WA Country Health Service