About Generalist Medical Training
Generalist Medical Training (GMT) is a unit within James Cook University’s College of Medicine and Dentistry and has been contracted by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program in the North Western Queensland region.
The AGPT program is a postgraduate vocational training program for medical graduates who are pursuing a career in the specialty of General Practice. The program provides training towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
GMT offers Registrars a choice of diverse and rewarding Training Posts, with opportunities to experience general practice in some of the most fascinating and beautiful parts of Queensland.
We provide training designed to equip General Practitioners with the right skills, the right inspiration and the right experience for an adventurous career with impact - in regional Queensland, across Australia and beyond.
We aim to meet the needs of the diverse communities of our region, with a focus on rural, remote and underserved communities and the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
About JCU – College of Medicine and Dentistry
James Cook University’s College of Medicine and Dentistry was established in 2000 and was the first medical school in Australia to be entirely regionally located. The uniqueness of the location was supported by a distinctive approach that is entirely focused on meeting the priority needs of the region. In particular, there was an emphasis on delivering a ‘fit for practice’ workforce for regional Queensland with graduates that have particular aptitude for service in rural, remote, regional and underserved locations, and in meeting the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
In October 2015, the Commonwealth Government announced that JCU would deliver GP training to the North Western Queensland training region from 1 January 2016.
This is the first time that AGPT has selected an Australian university to provide training for medical graduates seeking to become specialist general practitioners.
Regional offices have been established across Queensland and are staffed by Medical Education and Administration staff to enable the local delivery of Registrar education and training. This devolved model of delivery will enable a greater degree of autonomy for the regions, allowing them to more adequately meet unique local needs. A high quality of educational delivery will complement the existing apprenticeship model of GP Registrars and Supervisors in accredited Training Practices.