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Training Region

GMT State MapGeneralist Medical Training  is responsible for the North Western Queensland (NWQ) training region. The communities of  our  region  share  a unique set of priorities and challenges.

We serve a population of over 1.5 million people across a large and diverse geographical area. Queensland is the most decentralised state in Australia and the NWQ region boundary incorporates the bulk of its land area, most of its rural towns, and all of its remote communities for the majority of Queensland, all the way to the NSW border.

North Western Queensland offers a vivid mix of people and landscapes – from glorious beaches and mountains, and hinterlands with spectacular rainforests and rich farmland, to wide savannah country, wilderness and the red soil of the Australian outback. Our part of the world is renowned for its  World  Heritage  listed national parks, the Great  Barrier Reef and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

GMT has a distributed structure, with regional offices in Atherton, Cairns, Longreach, Mackay, Mount Isa, Townsville, Maroochydore, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Roma.

Training and education delivery is proactively community oriented, community engaged, and regionally devolved, with educational content that is delivered with a special emphasis on the issues of relevance to the region. This includes all aspects of rural and remote health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.