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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 training location.

The area spans 70 km of pristine coastline from South Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta, and stretches west across the hinterland to the quaint townships of Canungra and Beaudesert. The Gold Coast district corresponds with the Gold Coast Primary Healthcare Network, and as it crosses zones three and four, this means there are limitations on registrars who can train in this area (general pathway only).

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 encompasses 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.

Primary health network

Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) plays an instrumental role in the health sector, including the commitment to supporting GPs. It focuses on delivering a range of services in the areas such as mental health, alcohol and other drugs, aged and palliative care, chronic pain, suicide prevention, cancer screening, immunisation and Indigenous health. 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:

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