Address

79 Marian St, Miles, QLD, 4415, AUSTRALIA

5-11 Colamba St, Miles, QLD, 4415, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital and GP Clinic

Miles Medical Centre is a primary care general practice providing a range of medical and nursing care to the community of Miles and the Western Downs. Their doctors provide 24hour emergency care to Miles Health Service. They support the ongoing education of their staff. Their services include primary care, women’s health, basic surgical, chronic disease management, and antenatal and obstetrics.

Miles Health Service offers minor day surgeries, palliative and aged care, emergency and outpatient. Clinics available include women’s health and visiting breast screen. Visiting services include women’s health and general surgeon. 

It is a 13 bed community hospital.

About Miles

Miles is one of those towns which, for most of its life, was a sleepy service centre surrounded by the rich soils of the Darling Downs. Recently it has become central to the development of coal seam gas in the Surat Basin and, as such, it has boomed. Miles is the centre of a native wildflower region extending north to the Great Divide. The beautiful Balonne River highlights the beauty of Miles, particularly in September when the wildflowers bloom in abundance.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Dogwood Creek walking track
  • Wild flower self drive tour
  • Miles Back to the Bush Festival - September
  • Miles Wildflower Festival - September

Website

Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 336km (4h 15m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite) - if arriving by bus, contact placement to arrange transport to accommodation

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the region

Tips from previous students

  • The hospital has a system where you leave your number on a whiteboard to be contacted when any interesting patients present to the hospital.  Express your interest to ensure you're contacted.
  • The practice staff are very welcoming - they often host after-hours dinners and parties for students to join in.
  • Miles is also close-by to some great travel spots, including Bunya Mountains and Toowoomba.
  • Get involved, ask questions, remain curious. If you arrive with the intention of learning, you undoubtedly will.

Testimonials

The preceptor was amazing. Highly recommend. He gave detailed feedback and was always patient and helpful. He is extremely passionate about teaching and was fantastic for my RRM experience.

I had an incredible time at Miles and absolutely loved this placement - it has been one of my best placements so far! The accommodation and facilities are fantastic. The doctor was a great preceptor and teacher. All the other staff were also super welcoming and friendly and I really feel that I have been able to get involved in the community here. I would definitely recommend Miles to other students!

All the staff that I had the pleasure of interacting with were fantastically welcoming and helpful. In particular, the preceptor was a fantastic supervisor - he was incredibly helpful, non-judgemental about my level of knowledge/experience, friendly and approachable, and took every opportunity that arose to get me involved.