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Clinical Placements

The Community Clinical Placements program commenced initially in 2005 with a partnership between General Practice Gold Coast and Griffith University. Bond University joined the program in 2006 and below is the programs growth over the following years . The program currently coordinates 11 core clinical placement sessions for General Practice Medical Students plus Selective and Elective GP placements.
 
In 2009, the program was expanded to trial placing undergraduate bachelor of nursing students into general practice rotations in both 2nd and 3rd year.  The trial was successful, and currently coordinates 13 clinical placements sessions per year.
 
Medical Students:
 
2005: Commencement of Yr. 1 Griffith Medical student general practice placements with 72 students
2006: Yr. 2 Bond students commenced in program with 63 students
2008: Yr. 4 Griffith 
2009: Yr. 5 Bond
 
Nursing Students:
 
2009: Trial of undergraduate Griffith Nursing 
2010: Griffith nursing program commenced
 
In the 2017/2018 Financial Year, Gold Coast Primary Health Network:
 
  • 189 Bond & Griffith Final Year Medical Student Placements
  • 286 Bond & Griffith Introductory Medical Student Placements
  • Organised 74 non compulsory Specialist Placements across 3 Specialities (Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Musculoskeletal)
  • Organised 3 GP Trainer Workshops in partnership with Bond and Griffith Universities and General Practice Training Queensland which support and upskill our GP Trainers
  • Placed 130 Year 2 and Year 3 Student Nurses from Griffith University
  • Organised a Nurse Preceptor Workshop in partnership with Griffith University to train and upskill our Registered Nurse Trainers

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