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What: JCU GP training Introductory Workshop for new registrars
When: Monday 21 January & Tuesday 22 January
Where: The Cairns Institute, James Cook University Smithfield Campus
Who: Queensland doctors beginning their GP training with JCU
Cairns and rural areas of Queensland are set for an injection of new doctors as the latest round of budding General Practitioners (GPs) begins their training today.
Up to 50 registrars will attend a three-day introductory workshop for James Cook University’s GP training program, at the University’s Smithfield Campus.
They are part of a cohort of more than 120 doctors state-wide who are embarking on their studies at workshops in Cairns, Townsville, Hervey Bay, and the Sunshine Coast.
Nineteen registrars will remain in the Cairns and Hinterland region at various regional and remote clinics and hospitals.
JCU Director of GP training, Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague said they will join more than 50 doctors currently training with JCU in the region.
“Over the past three
“Our doctors will practice across Queensland in regional, rural and remote communities to improve health outcomes where it is needed most”.
"We dedicate time and resources to
“JCU has a strong record of producing a skilled workforce for northern Australia and this new cohort of GPs will add to that legacy."
At the workshops, registrars will cover
Media Opportunity for interviews and footage/photography:
A JCU GP medical educator and GP registrar will be available for interview on Monday 21 January.
There will be an opportunity on Tuesday 22 January to video Simulated Consultations. This will be located at the Smithfield Campus (D1), Dentistry building from
To arrange an interview please contact:
Pamela Campusano Vallejos – Communications and Engagement
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0436 806 823
Aaron Hollins – Tablelands Medical Educator
E: email@example.com M: 0438 926 800
Peta-Ann Teague – Director GP Training
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0437 016 022
JCU facilitates specialist GP training for medical graduates pursuing a career in General Practice. JCU is contracted by the Australian Department of Health to deliver the AGPT program in North Western Queensland.
For more information about GP training with JCU, visit www.gmt.edu.au