Training & Employment

General Practice Training

The Kimberley Aboriginal Health GP Training Program commenced in 2003 as a joint initiative between KAMSC and Western Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET) and Australian General Practice Training (AGPT).

The program offers GP Registrars the opportunity to undertake specialised Aboriginal health placements within a network of Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) across the Kimberley region. Trainees can complete from 6 months to 3 years of GP training in Aboriginal health in the Kimberley. There are also pre-vocational GP options for students thinking about GP training through the Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP).

Placements are for 6 or 12 months initially with the possibility of extending placements into the following year or returning to complete an additional term at a later date. All terms include day trips to remote clinics and there are opportunities to undertake more remote work for those with an interest.

The Post Graduate Practice Placement Program

The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council in partnership with University of Western Australia have coordinated The Post Graduate Practice Placement Program (PGPPP) in Broome since 2006.

The Post Graduate Practice Placement Program (PGPPP) in Broome allows you to try remote health care for a term in a well supported procedural general practice environment as part of your hospital rotation. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your clinical skills in a different environment and to consider whether a GP or specialist career in the bush may be for you.

The position is a collaborative venture with Broome Health Service that is hosted at Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS). The work will cover the range of GP experience in the Broome area from remote community work to procedural in-patient work.