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What: JCU GP training Introductory Workshop for new registrars
When: Monday 21 January 8:00am – 5:15pm & Tuesday 22 January 8am - 4:15pm (details of media opportunities below)
Where: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Who: Queensland doctors undertaking their GP training with JCU
The Sunshine Coast is set for an injection of new doctors as the latest round of budding General Practitioners (GPs) begins their training today.
Up to 16 registrars will attend a two-day introductory workshop for James Cook University’s GP training program, at the Mantra Mooloolaba Beach.
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.
Fifteen registrars will remain in the Sunshine Coast region at various regional clinics and hospitals.
JCU Director of GP training, Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague said they will join more than 70 doctors currently training with JCU in the region.
“Over the past three
“Our doctors will practise 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 Medical Educator and GP Registrar will be available for
Dr Nick Hummel, Sunshine Coast Lead Medical Educator, will be available for
For additional photo/video opportunities, a mock GP training exercise can be arranged
To arrange an interview please contact
Tianna Graham – Communications and Engagement
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0436 668 880
Melinda Wood – Sunshine Coast Team Leader
E: email@example.com M: 0414 956 767
Dr Nick Hummel – Sunshine Coast Lead Medical Educator
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0439 608 004
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