How is JCU making a difference?
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James Cook University's (JCU) GP training program is the regional provider of General Practitioner (GP) training in regional, rural and remote Queensland for registrars selected to train on the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program.
Registrars training with JCU have a choice of clinically diverse and rewarding training posts, offering the opportunity to develop an extended scope of practice in well supported and educationally enriching clinical environments. The training posts extend from remote tropical settings to regional centres, outback towns and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
Registrars are supported in their training by experienced clinical supervisors, medical educators, and administrative staff. Registrars are also supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural mentors in working within the specific cultural context of the local people and community where they are training.
JCU is focused on contributing to meeting the health needs of the diverse communities of the region while facilitating registrars to successfully complete their GP training and fellowship exams.
North Western Queensland offers a vivid mix of people and landscapes – from glorious beaches and mountains, hinterlands, spectacular rainforests, rich farmland, to wide savannah country, wilderness and the red soil of the Australian outback. Our 11 regional offices deliver training and education that is community-oriented and engaged and connected to issues of relevance to the region.