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Becoming a James Cook University (JCU) GP training supervisor is a wonderful way to give back to the profession, and to experience supervision as a way of enhancing your own clinical knowledge.

Supervisors work closely with registrars to help develop general practice knowledge and skills, enabling registrars to practice independently as a GP.

JCU supports supervisors by providing locally accessible workshops and education sessions, which consolidate and build on educational knowledge and teaching skills.

Eligibility and how to apply
  • Hold a fellowship (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and/or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine) and current membership with either college (or equivalent qualifications and experience)
  • Have vocational registration with Medicare Australia and hold full, unrestricted medical registration
  • Provide excellent, professional and clinical role-modelling
  • Currently employed in a JCU accredited (or accreditable) training post

Further information
General Practice Supervisors Australia is the Australian national representative body for GP supervisors.

Supervisor education events

We offer a range of professional development programs tailored for busy healthcare professionals. Our programs are delivered by leading academics and clinicians and are designed to provide supervisors with the latest skills and knowledge. 

Our goal is to train health professionals to be equipped and willing to meet the priority health needs of the population in rural and remote Australia, with a distinct focus on underserved communities, tropical medicine, and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

View our events calendar for a full list of events and type in "supervisor" into the search bar on the calendar to view supervisor related events only. 

Support for supervisors

JCU Senior Fellows are highly experienced and respected GPs from across North Western Queensland.
Senior Fellows work to ensure supervisor’s perspectives are represented.
Find out more about JCU's Senior Fellows.

Practice support

Dr Chris Appleby is JCU's Practice Support Advisor.

Dr Appleby is an experienced Practice Manager with strong ties to North West Queensland and is available to support JCU training practices with questions or issues relating to the training and support of GP registrars.

Contact Dr Appleby

How is JCU making a difference?

Take a look at our JCU GP training stories


Long-serving St George doctor and GMT Supervisor Adam Coltzau is in the running to be named Australian GP of the Year after winning the state title.

JCU Stories

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has named Dr Denise Powell the winner of the RACGP’s top rural accolade, the 2017 Brian Williams Award.

JCU Stories

Dr Cindi Jackson’s journey to becoming a GP has included many experiences and opportunities for growth, which she says helped her become a better doctor.

JCU Stories

Growing up in a remote Mt Isa Aboriginal community, JCU GP supervisor Dr Marjad Page never thought he could become the man he is today, but knew he wanted to help his people.

Get In Touch

Ph: 07 4781 3262
Building 39, Level 1,
James Cook University,
Townsville QLD 4811