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A new generation of general practitioners is calling Bundaberg home thanks to a locally administered training program.
James Cook University’s Generalist Medical Training (GMT) program is helping to address the GP shortage in Bundaberg, with 29 doctors currently completing general practitioner training across the Bundaberg region.
“GMT is helping address the needs of regional, rural and remote Queensland by delivering a fit-for-practice workforce, and training GPs who have
“We are starting to see positive results from a long-term commitment and investment in training for young doctors in this community.
“Bundaberg became a training hub for third and
“It takes a whole community effort, and patients are vital to the process”.
“Through the GMT training program, we are building the pipeline and encouraging more GPs to base themselves outside of the major cities. I feel privileged to be involved in helping guide these doctors through their training,” he says.
“My partner and I came to Bundaberg as students, and we both really enjoyed living
“Doctors in regional, rural and remote areas get to experience a huge variety of practice, and no two days are the same. I strongly encourage other doctors to consider coming to Bundaberg, as it’s a wonderful place to train, work, and live”.