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Our training program

For careers with adventure, skills and impact in regional Queensland, across Australia and beyond. 

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.

Why train with JCU
  • Supervised training in an exciting range of locations with diverse patients and communities
  • Urban, regional, rural and remote training sites
  • Guidance and support from dedicated, caring and inspirational supervisors and medical educators
  • Education and training at workshops and half-day release sessions
  • Flexible education, training, and support through innovative online and virtual classroom education systems for registrars in remote locations
  • Enhanced educational opportunities including postgraduate coursework and research
  • Pathways to fulfilling GP careers with adventure and real impact
  • Diverse opportunities for procedural and practical-based skills training during Extended Skills posts, Advanced Specialised Training and Advanced Rural Skills Training in disciplines such as primary care, palliative care, emergency medicine, surgery, oncology, medical education, skin cancer medicine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, anaesthetics and obstetrics 
  • Access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health educational activities including locally delivered cultural competency workshops and activities, and cultural mentors

We serve a population of more than 1.6 million people across a diverse geographical area. Explore some of our locations. 

GP training in North Western QLD

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.

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Get In Touch

Ph: 07 4781 6232
Building 39, Level 1,
James Cook University,
Townsville QLD 4811