The Primary Care Clinical Unit is a sub-division of The University of Queensland, School of Clinical Medicine, comprising academic and professional staff working in partnership with more than 120 general practices in the greater Brisbane region to provide clinical placements in general practice for UQ medical students and to conduct practice-based research. The Primary Care Clinical Unit provides clinical placements in general practice for Year 3 medical students (intensive) and Year 2 students (longitudinal placement). The Primary Care Clinical Unit also provides clinical placements in Geriatric Medicine, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, and Refugee Health for international students undertaking the Medicine in Society Course.

Clinical placements in general practice provide medical students with an opportunity to learn about general practice and to develop their clinical and communication skills. The University of Queensland medical students flourish in these excellent learning environments by observing experienced general practitioners and practice staff. Students participate in consultations, interact with patients, and learn about the complexity of caring for patients in the community.

For more information about the Primary Care Clinical Unit, our people, teaching, and research, please see the UQ General Practice.