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Be the doctor you aspire to be

Looking for GP training with a difference? Discover JCU’s GP training program – a unique training experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Highly Skilled

Gain plenty of hands-on experience and be equipped with the skills to take on any challenge in any setting. From snake bites, tropical diseases, farming injuries, to chronic diseases, emergency presentations, anaesthetics, obstetrics and much more, you’ll develop a diverse set of skills.

Diverse skillset

Expand your scope of practice through working in private clinics and in hospitals where you’ll gain experience treating a range of conditions in low resource settings.

Make a positive difference

Develop the skills to help improve the health of regional, rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Make a real impact in underserved communities while you train and be equipped with the skills to make a difference.

Excellent training support

Be supported throughout your training and learn from inspirational and experienced doctors who are passionate about helping you succeed.

Unique locations

Learn and live in amazing locations from tropical rainforests and beaches, to rich farmland, mountains and hinterlands, to the red dirt of the Australian outback. You’ll treat a diverse mix of clinical cases and conditions in private clinics and hospitals.

Applications open from Monday 23 March 2020 to 11 May 2020.

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Discover opportunities

"I have managed more stuff on my own than I would have in a bigger city hospital. Your career advancement can be fantastic because you are more likely to get better references, you are more likely to develop better relationships with the people who decide who works where than you are in a big city."

Dr Marco Giuseppin, JCU GP Registar

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Challenge yourself and expand your scope of practice

“The medicine in the Far North is completely unlike anywhere else in the rest of the country. I thought… ‘this is going to be the best!’… And it was! Big city General Practice is a whole different world to country General Practice. You're expected to be able to manage lacerations that come in. People come in with chest pain to see their GP and they tend to not do that as much in the cities,” she said. “Your breadth of experience is much better in the regional centres than in the big cities.”

Dr Grace Neely, JCU GP Registrar

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Missed JCU's recent GP training webinar? Watch the recording where Associate Professor Lawrie McArthur and Dr Paula Heggarty answer commonly asked questions about GP training. 

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