Address

116 Alfred St, St George, QLD, 4487, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

St George Medical Centre is staffed by a dedicated team of passionate St George locals. Services offered include general medical checks, chronic disease management, women’s health and skin checks. They are supported by visiting specialists including dermatologist, sonographer and a counsellor.

About St George

St George is a pleasant rural service centre which is located on the Balonne River with the vast flatlands of the Darling Downs stretching beyond the Great Dividing Range. The town provides services to the surrounding wheat, sheep and cotton farmers, and, in recent times, fruits, grapes, vegetables and beef have enriched the local economy. St George has tree lined streets where you’ll find great coffee, gourmet deli and quality pub food.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Drive the cotton trail
  • Cotton farm & vineyard tour
  • Visit the Nindigully Pub
  • Explore the Balonne River
  • St George Show - May
  • Easter in the Vines
  • Yellowbelly Country Music Festival - July
  • St George Races - November
  • Polocrosse - St George (June), Bollon (July), Dirranbandi (August)
  • St George Fishing Competition - October
  • River Dragon Multi-Cultural Festival

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Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 493km (5h 30m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Fly

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (up to 1km to practice)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for travel between placement and accommodation (if further from practice) and exploring the region

Tips from previous students

  • The key to success in RRM is putting yourself forward for as much as possible.

Testimonials

The entire team was wonderful. Words can't describe how awesome they were.  Always felt welcome.  Always someone eager to teach me something every single day. I learnt more in these 6 weeks than I did in the past 2 years. I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to have these preceptors as mentors. Nursing staff were always ready to teach as well. This practice feels like one big family - very positive vibes!

St George is great - the preceptor is a brilliant GP.

Excellent supervisor.  I was provided lots of coaching on OSCE preparation which was timely and very much appreciated.