Professional Development >> Supervised Clinical Attachments

Refresh and update your procedural skills

A Supervised Clinical Attachment (SCA) is a placement in a clinical or hospital setting to observe and engage in hands-on clinical practice. Rural Health West coordinate SCAs for procedural general practitioners working in anaesthetics, obstetrics and emergency medicine.

Rural Health West can coordinate SCAs for Western Australian procedural general practitioners in Perth-based or regional tertiary hospitals free of charge.

Requesting a Supervised Clinical Attachment

To request an SCA, please complete the request form and email to the Procedural Program Coordinator.

A minimum of six weeks’ notice is required for an SCA placement. Please note the cost of placements can vary from $200 to $385 per day.

The aim of an SCA is for procedural general practitioners to update their skills and knowledge. Participants will have a nominated supervisor who is responsible for providing a written report at the conclusion of the attachment period.

Eligibility for Supervised Clinical Attachments

  • Must be a qualified procedural general practitioner.
  • Must be credentialed at a rural hospital or through the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
  • Requires ongoing upskilling to maintain their skill level for rural practice.

To check your eligibility for Continuing Professional Development hours/points, please contact your relevant college.