Emergency specialists from Calvary and Canberra Hospital will begin training doctors at rural and regional hospitals across southern New South Wales.

The federally funded training scheme will be held at hospitals in Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass, Cooma and Bega on a rotating basis over the next three years.

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says the training means patients will be able to be treated locally while taking pressure off Canberra's busy hospitals.

"It also means for those clinicians in those smaller hospitals, that they are going to be better equipped to deal with the presentations that they have to deal with," she said.

"I think it can be incredibly isolating working in a small hospital confronting emergencies and not necessarily having the clinical support that you would find in a bigger hospital."

Queanbeyan GP Dr Anthony Stevenson says the scheme means he will be better able to deal with cases when he is rostered on at the Queanbeyan Hospital Emergency Department.

"This particular training is really important to us because the specialists from our region come out and deliver the training to us here," he said.

"It removes the barriers of having to travel, leave your community, leave your practices to access that training.

"It keeps us current and keeps us up to date with best practice."