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GP training in Gold Coast district

Gold Coast district (featured image)
Gold Coast district (featured image)

The Gold Coast district is a popular location to train as a GP.

The area spans 70 km of pristine coastline from South Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta, and stretches west across the hinterland to the quaint, down-to-earth townships of Canungra and Beaudesert. The Gold Coast is one of our four training districts and corresponds with the Gold Coast Primary Healthcare Network. It crosses zones three and four, which means there are limitations on which of our registrars can train in this area. You can find out more about this in the applicant section of this site.

I don’t think I could ever get bored as a GP. It is such an amazing challenge to constantly see new patients with such varied presentations and complaints.

Krystyna de Lange, GPTQ Registrar and Registrar Liaison Officer

About Gold Coast district

The Gold Coast’s beach towns offer a great lifestyle, from sun, surf and sand to a lively nightlife. The spectacular Gold Coast hinterland is a 30 minute drive from the coast. It has sprawling rainforests, rolling farmland, charming villages, and wineries. You’re also close to theme parks and plenty of other tourist attractions.

Training practices

There are 38 accredited practices in the region offering a range of special interests and education opportunities. The major hospitals servicing the district are Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital, which both fall under the umbrella of Gold Coast Health.

Primary health network

Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) plays an instrumental role working with the health sector and local Gold Coast community to improve health services for residents by:

  • Identifying the health needs of local residents and designing solutions to meet those needs. This includes the assessment, planning and establishment of new health services.
  • Funding health organisations to provide local health services across a range of areas including mental health, alcohol and other drugs, aged and palliative care, persistent pain, suicide prevention, cancer screening, immunisation, improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and supporting general practices in quality improvement.
  • Helping the health system work better together for patients and their families. This includes supporting health professionals including general practitioners, to improve the quality of patient care.

Find out more at www.gcphn.org.au

Medical educators

Registrars receive most of their training in practice under the guidance of a GP supervisor. There are also two medical educators in the Gold Coast district who mentor our registrars during their training: Dr Jon Linnet and Dr Liz Fitzmaurice.

Gold Coast district staff contacts

District Medical Education Coordinator
Dr Rebecca Lock

District Supervisor Liaison Officer
Dr Andrew Weissenberger

District Administration Officer
Ms Dempsey Nicol
Email: gc@gptq.qld.edu.au

Towns in this region

Town MMM Classifications
Arundel 1
Ashmore 1
Benowa 1
Biggera Waters 1
Broadbeach 1
Bundall 1
Burleigh Heads 1
Burleigh Waters 1
Canungra 2
Coolangatta 1
Currumbin Waters 1
Town MMM Classifications
Eagle Heights 1
Helensvale 1
Hope Island 1
Labrador 1
Merrimac 1
Miami 1
Mudgeeraba 1
Nerang 1
Ormeau 1
Oxenford 1
Pacific Pines 1
Town MMM Classifications
Palm Beach 1
Parkwood 1
Reedy Creek 1
Robina 1
Runaway Bay 1
Southport 1
Tamborine Mountain 1
Tugun 1
Upper Coomera 1
Varsity Lakes 1
Town MMM Classifications
Arundel 1
Ashmore 1
Benowa 1
Biggera Waters 1
Broadbeach 1
Bundall 1
Burleigh Heads 1
Burleigh Waters 1
Canungra 2
Coolangatta 1
Currumbin Waters 1
Eagle Heights 1
Helensvale 1
Hope Island 1
Labrador 1
Merrimac 1
Town MMM Classifications
Miami 1
Mudgeeraba 1
Nerang 1
Ormeau 1
Oxenford 1
Pacific Pines 1
Palm Beach 1
Parkwood 1
Reedy Creek 1
Robina 1
Runaway Bay 1
Southport 1
Tamborine Mountain 1
Tugun 1
Upper Coomera 1
Varsity Lakes 1
Town MMM Classifications
Arundel 1
Ashmore 1
Benowa 1
Biggera Waters 1
Broadbeach 1
Bundall 1
Burleigh Heads 1
Burleigh Waters 1
Canungra 2
Coolangatta 1
Currumbin Waters 1
Eagle Heights 1
Helensvale 1
Hope Island 1
Labrador 1
Merrimac 1
Miami 1
Mudgeeraba 1
Nerang 1
Ormeau 1
Oxenford 1
Pacific Pines 1
Palm Beach 1
Parkwood 1
Reedy Creek 1
Robina 1
Runaway Bay 1
Southport 1
Tamborine Mountain 1
Tugun 1
Upper Coomera 1
Varsity Lakes 1

Arundel

MMM: 1

Ashmore

MMM: 1

Benowa

MMM: 1

Biggera Waters

MMM: 1

Broadbeach

MMM: 1

Bundall

MMM: 1

Burleigh Heads

MMM: 1

Burleigh Waters

MMM: 1

Canungra

MMM: 2

Coolangatta

MMM: 1

Currumbin Waters

MMM: 1

Eagle Heights

MMM: 1

Helensvale

MMM: 1

Hope Island

MMM: 1

Labrador

MMM: 1

Merrimac

MMM: 1

Miami

MMM: 1

Mudgeeraba

MMM: 1

Nerang

MMM: 1

Ormeau

MMM: 1

Oxenford

MMM: 1

Pacific Pines

MMM: 1

Palm Beach

MMM: 1

Parkwood

MMM: 1

Reedy Creek

MMM: 1

Robina

MMM: 1

Runaway Bay

MMM: 1

Southport

MMM: 1

Tugun

MMM: 1

Upper Coomera

MMM: 1

Varsity Lakes

MMM: 1

Arundel

Ashmore

Benowa

Biggera Waters

Broadbeach

Bundall

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Waters

Canungra

Coolangatta

Currumbin Waters

Eagle Heights

Helensvale

Hope Island

Labrador

Merrimac

Miami

Mudgeeraba

Nerang

Ormeau

Oxenford

Pacific Pines

Palm Beach

Parkwood

Reedy Creek

Robina

Runaway Bay

Southport

Tamborine Mountain

Tugun

Upper Coomera

Varsity Lakes