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What: JCU GP training Introductory Workshop for new registrars
When: Monday 21 January 8:00am – 5:00pm & Tuesday 23 January 8:15am - 3:45pm (details of media opportunities below)
Where: James Cook University GP office, Madsen Medical, Suite 12 Cnr Urraween & Madsen Roads, Hervey Bay
Who: Queensland doctors beginning their GP training with JCU
The Wide Bay is set for an injection of new doctors as the latest round of budding General Practitioners (GPs) begins their training today.
Up to 30 registrars will attend a two-day introductory workshop for James Cook University’s GP training program, at the University’s GP office in Hervey Bay.
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.
Fourteen registrars will remain in the Wide Bay region at various regional clinics and hospitals, to undertake their training.
JCU Director of GP training, Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague said they will join approximately 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. For additional photo/video opportunities, a mock GP training exercise can be arranged
To arrange an interview please contact:
Jacqui Foster – Communications and Engagement
E: email@example.com M: 0436 650 613
Cindi Jackson – Wide Bay Medical Educator
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0412 215 043
Andrea Hedges – Wide Bay Team Leader
E: email@example.com M: 0437 815 520
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