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General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ) formerly Central and Southern Qld Training Consortium (CSQTC) provides vocational training to qualified doctors seeking to be general practitioners, via the Australian General Practice Training program (AGPT). GPTQ also offers the Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP) which provides Junior Doctors (PGY 1 & 2) with the opportunity to experience general practice in a supervised environment as part of their hospital training. In 2011 we have rural PGPPP placements available in St George, Yeppoon and Stradbroke Island.
Training with GPTQ will qualify doctors to work as a GP anywhere in Australia. GP Registrars will be able to choose from an extensive range of training posts available in rural, remote, regional and metropolitan and outer metropolitan areas, indigenous health and advanced skills.
What does GPTQ offer Medical Students?
- Sponsorship to attend the Annual RDAQ Conference.
- Contact with CSQTC staff and medical educators at TROPHPIQ events, including the Rural Careers Evening and Rural Clinical School trips.
- Opportunities to gain experience in a general practice setting via our involvement in General Practice Student Network (GPSN) First Wave Scholarship Program for 1st and 2nd year students.
- Access to information about GP training when in hospital placements, through our involvement in the Going Places Network and our AGPT information sessions and clinical education sessions held during junior doctor education sessions (which medical students often attend). To find out more about the Going Places Network visit www.gpaustralia.org.au/goingplaces
What does GPTQ offer GP Registrars?
- Training towards ACRRM and RACGP Fellowships as well as the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP)
- Rural training delivered by a large number of rurally skilled and rurally located Trainers.
- Specialised support to GP Registrars who are undertaking rural training, as well as members of the Rural Generalist Program and the Australian Defence Force.
- Delivery of training services is through a decentralised structure supported by offices in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Rockhampton.
- A wide range of Training Practices and localised education delivery by Node Medical Educators in eight training Nodes throughout our region which facilitates regular contact with peers – see the CSQTC training region map for our training Nodes and Practice locations:
For further information, please contact GPTQ