Address

96 Leichhardt Street, Mundubbera, QLD, 4626, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic and Hospital

The Mundubbera Medical Centre is a modern, well equipped doctors surgery with two experienced doctors and a midwife/registered nurse offering their patients many services.  It is co-located on the grounds of Mundubbera Multipurpose Health Service.

Mundubbera Multipurpose Health Service provides 24 hour emergency, acute inpatient, outpatient, medical imaging, general medical and aged care services, along with visiting specialist services.

This is an 18 bed facility.

Opportunities for students

  • Students will split their time between Mundubbera Medical Centre and Mundubbera Hospital

About Mundubbera

Nestled on the banks of the Burnett River, Mundubbera is about four hours drive north-west of Brisbane and just over two hours drive west of Maryborough. The town has a population of about 2500 who enjoy a sub-tropical climate and an economy centred on agriculture. The area is one of the leading citrus regions in Australia and also successfully grows asparagus, blueberries, table grapes, mangoes and watermelons. Beef, dairy and pork production play a vital role in the local economy as well.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Auburn River National Park
  • Water tank mural
  • Mundubbera Show - September
  • Mundubbera Bluesberry Festival - October

Website

Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 370km (4h 30m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the region

Tips from previous students

  • Accommodation was a unit on hospital grounds - contained everything I needed for the placement. Within 1 minute drive of supermarket etc. Organising contact with staff beforehand was easy. They made my stay very comfortable.
  • Look at the appointments for the day and plan where you would like to observe/get involved.

Testimonials

Great placement location. The whole team out here are phenomenal. Excellent learning opportunities in both the hospital and the GP clinic. The preceptors and other staff love teaching and take the time to help you learn. Lots of practical hands-on experience and lots of opportunities to learn clinical skills. Would recommend to any medical student.

Couldn't have asked for a better placement. Gained a lot of valuable and varied practical experience. All staff went out of their way to get me extra practical experience (eg. calling me when a procedure needed to be done and letting me do it, calling about out of hours presentations/emergencies) and include me in discussions about management etc. They gave me relevant responsibilities, with appropriate oversight and feedback. I felt very included in the team from the start (both at the hospital and the clinic) and genuinely enjoyed being there.