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Training opportunities

Through the Generalist Medical Training (GMT) program, James Cook University (the University) offers a range of ways you can tailor training to cater to your interest and career goals.

Opportunities are available to undertake advanced and extended skills training, an academic post, or to work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

Advanced Skills Training

All Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) registrars pursuing Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) must undertake training in an Advanced Skill at some stage during their training. Read more

Extended Skills Training

Registrars on the RACGP pathway are required to complete six months of Extended Skills Training in an area of special interest. Extended Skills Training extends the depth and breadth of the registrar's skill base in an area relevant to primary medical care. Read more

Academic posts

Academic posts provide exposure to research and the academic environment, and can be a great way to incorporate academic work into your career. As part of an academic post, registrars develop skills in research, teaching, project work and critical evaluation of research relevant to the discipline of general practice. An academic post can be great preparation for further postgraduate study in academic general practice. Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

The GMT program provides registrars with a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health educational activities.  A diverse range of training posts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service settings is also available, offering registrars an immersive experience in the provision of comprehensive primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more

International training opportunities 

Registrars have the exciting opportunity to spend either 6 or 12 months in Fiji where they will further develop their clinical skills while making a valuable contribution to patient care, in a well supervised low resource setting. The opportunity has arisen due to an established successful collaboration between JCU and Fiji National University, and registrars will be employed by the Fijian government. Read more

Get In Touch

Ph: 1300 823 874
Building 39, Level 1,
James Cook University,
Townsville QLD 4811