We enjoy sharing our passion for general practice with students to support growing the general practice workforce. Medical students are our future doctors. We need the help of our patients to train the next generation of doctors. Torquay Doctors and Craignish Doctors regularly hosts medical students from James Cook University and The University of Queensland. The Doctors work with these Universities to develop students’ knowledge and skills in community-based primary health care. During their placement students experience doctor-patient interactions, participate in the team care of patients and spend time with reception, nursing and other practice staff. Allowing a medical student to take part in your consultation today will help us to shape tomorrow’s health professionals. (Please note that your GP will remain responsible for your medical advice about your condition at all times and that our medical students will treat your privacy with the same degree of professionalism as the clinic staff. Of course the choice to have a medical student involved in your consultation is always yours.)
The General Practitioner Registrar – A GP Registrar is a fully qualified medical doctor, who is undertaking advanced training to specialise in General Practice. The RACGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) requires that doctors hoping to specialise in General Practice, complete an advanced GP training program. Over a minimum of two years, GP Registrars will undertake placements at a minimum of two GP practices. At Torquay Doctors and Craignish Doctors the Registrars have the opportunity to work in a busy and supportive environment that focuses on family medicine and community health. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors and are knowledgeable and skilled. During their placement, the Registrars are exposed to the many years of experience and insight from the practice staff, both clinical and administrative. Once the Registrars complete their final exams, they are fully qualified, independent General Practitioners and over the years some have returned to continue working at our practices.