31 St John St, Texas, QLD, 4385, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

Texas Family Medical Centre is committed to promoting health and well-being in all patients, in a caring and friendly environment. Services offered include skin cancer checks, men and women’s health, vaccinations, chronic disease management, aged care and palliative care.

About Texas

Texas is located on the banks above Dumaresq River. It is a very small community serving the surrounding grazing area. Like so many of Queensland’s rural settlements it spreads and has lots of vacant land within the boundaries of the town. Farming of sheep and cattle is the dominant industry today, with fodder, cotton and horticultural crops adding to the mix. Texas is also home to the largest cattle feedlot in Australia and a silver mine situated in the historic Silver Spur mining area.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Beacon Lookout
  • Glenlyon Dam
  • Sundown National Park
  • Play a round of golf on one of Queensland best “sand green” courses
  • Texas Country Music Festival - September
  • Texas Cup - December


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 300km (4h 40m drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (1.5km to practice)

Transport required for placement: Yes


Good experience! Was exposed to a variety of presentations and had lots of opportunities to practice some procedural skills that I feel like I would not have been able to go in a city practice.

This is an awesome and different experience and I liked it.

The preceptor was a fantastic teacher and role model.