1 February 2023
JCU signs agreements with GP Colleges
Pictured: New ACRRM and RACGP GP registrars commencing training in Far North Queensland in 2023 alongside JCU GP Training Medical Educators.
James Cook University (JCU) will have a role in delivering general practice training in regional Queensland from 2023.
We are pleased to be continuing as a training delivery entity officially from today under the College-led training model, with JCU’s staff and structures committed to supporting the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medine and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
To date, we have been working with the ACRRM and the RACGP to retain our regional and localised expertise and operations as the only university training GPs since 2016.
We are pleased to have signed separate agreements with both colleges that will collectively benefit our staff, communities, stakeholders, and registrars. This is an exciting future for registrars training in our region, many of who are familiar with JCU or are graduates of our undergraduate medical program.
Our well-established presence here, and experience training GPs ‘with, in and for’ our rural and remote communities, will remain a benefit to GP registrars and their patients into the future.
Through our program, JCU trained 473 GP registrars placed in 316 accredited training practices throughout 90% of Queensland.
We started delivering the Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPT) seven years ago and couldn’t have come this far without the support of our staff, education teams, training practices, partnering hospital and health services, fellows and registrars.
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NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.