Registrar Training Program:


The doctors of Blackbutt Medical Centre are involved in training of GP Registrars. The GP Registrars form a vital part of the medical team at the clinic. Blackbutt Medical Centre is a stand-alone, fully accredited education (training provider) teaching practice of General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ), one of the organizations responsible for provision of General Practice training in rural and remote locations. Currently all our doctors are either Fellows of the Royal Australian College of Medical Practitioners (FRACGP) or GP Registrars.


Registrars applying for Terms GPT1, 2, 3 or 4:


Dr Daphene Connor is the primary supervisor who provides many hours of formal and informal teaching during the basic term.


Standard activities include:

  • Direct observation of the Registrar by the Supervisor
  • Direct observation of the Supervisor by the Registrar
  • Development of a Learning Plan
  • Orientation to the Practice
  • Training in the use of Clinical Software
  • Topic discussion
  • Case presentation and discussion
  • Medical record review
  • Formal feedback including review of the Registrar's Learning Plan
  • Use of "Assessment Tools" provided by GPTQ.
  • Practical demonstration and supervision of commonly performed General Practice procedures.
  • But the best learning is “hands on” with a regular daily workload of patients

Specific teaching in areas of special interest of the supervisors is available including:

  • Recognition and management of pigmented skin lesions
  • Infection control
  • Children’s Health and childhood immunizations
  • Health Assessments
  • Women's health
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health and much more
  • Diabetes Education
  • Immunization
  • Wound Management


FRACGP clinical examination preparation is supported by doctors who have attained fellowship of RACGP. Dr Daphene Connor is also an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Real patients, enthusiastic GPs and visiting specialists help to make the Registrar Training Program highly stimulating and successful in enhancing the clinical examination skills of our Registrars.


Other education opportunities are available at seminars, conferences and dinners held in the area for the local medical community - there are many opportunities to meet other doctors.


Visits to local specialists in their rooms can be arranged for orientation and further teaching in areas identified in the Registrar's Learning Plan.


Registrars are provided formal teaching leave days conducted by GPTQ provided by their great medical educator group.


These week long sessions provide you with opportunities to meet with other Registrars to discuss their training, clinical skills and knowledge development.


Clinic Info

91 Coulson St,


Qld   4314


Tel: 4163 0023

(All Hours)

Fax: 4163 0024


Clinic Hours:


Mon - Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm 

Sat - closed

Sun - closed



Contact us

Address: 91 Coulson Street, Blackbutt, Qld, 4314

Phone: (07) 4163 0023

Fax:      (07) 41630024

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